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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.
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No, you cant unless you drink, 50 gallons of saliva. I read that somewhere.

AIDS cant be contracted from toliet seats, kissing, sharing a fork or spoon, or just being by a person who has AIDS.

AIDS can be passed by unprotected sex, or sharing/using drug needles.


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Saliva definitely doesn't transmit HIV or AIDS...
FYI--some things that do transmit the virus are:
Breast Milk
SEmen and Vaginal Secretions...

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For more answers in regards to HIV transmission, check out this info from the center of disease conotrl at "Body positive":

For more ressources, we had a thread on HIV/AIDS recently:

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One proof that you can't catch AIDS through saliva is that it's ok to even share your toothbrush with a person who's HIV positive...


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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.

cheap plug: i'm doing AIDS Walk SF July 15, are you?

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