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I someone with aids bites another person, would that second person get aids?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

After all these years, there's still no credible account of transmission via a human bite.
This fear -- in a class with transmission by mosquitoes -- was used to discriminate against hiv-infected children by people who wanted them barred from classrooms. Don't be a party to this kind of thing.

In brief: No

After all these years, there's still no credible account of transmission via a human bite.
This fear -- in a class with transmission by mosquitoes -- was used to discriminate against hiv-infected children by people who wanted them barred from classrooms. Don't be a party to this kind of thing.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: HIV FROM HUMAN BITE

It is highly unlikely though possible.
Hiv can only pass this way through direct blood to blood contact, and not through saliva.The infected person need to have blood in his mouth and break the skin of other person, so that infected blood enters the uninfected person the chances of this happening are thus very unlikely and rare event.

In brief: HIV FROM HUMAN BITE

It is highly unlikely though possible.
Hiv can only pass this way through direct blood to blood contact, and not through saliva.The infected person need to have blood in his mouth and break the skin of other person, so that infected blood enters the uninfected person the chances of this happening are thus very unlikely and rare event.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possible

Transmission of HIV from a human bite by someone who is HIV positive is theoretically possible, especially if the bite breaks the skin.

In brief: Possible

Transmission of HIV from a human bite by someone who is HIV positive is theoretically possible, especially if the bite breaks the skin.
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Dr. Simon Tsiouris
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