I don't know if I am posting this in the correct place, but here goes nothing. Today, my class was hacing an argument about aids. Can the virus be passed through saliva? We thought that it couldn't, unless there was a cut in your mouth, but no one is really sure.
Posts: 12 | From: Can-ad-a | Registered: Apr 2001
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Saliva definitely doesn't transmit HIV or AIDS... FYI--some things that do transmit the virus are: Blood Breast Milk SEmen and Vaginal Secretions...
Posts: 32 | From: Sacremento, CA, USA | Registered: Feb 2001
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very minimal risk of HIV transmission via saliva. HIV antibodies are present in the saliva, which is why it is possible to test for HIV with a spit swab. but the chances of getting HIV from kissing a person with the virus is slim, unless there are open sores and/or cuts in the lining of the mouth or on the tongue.
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