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hi im i want to know if saliva of hiv people can be infectious in some cases that saliva doesnt have blood. i ask that according to the case of indian guy that bit his stepfather on his finger. the young guy didnt have any wounds, sore or any oral problems at the moment of the bit. guy have high viral load in saliva.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3083326/ Possible transmission of HIV Infection due to human bite 1. saliva can be infectious with out blood just in this case or could be in kissing too. 2. people with high viral load in saliva are very few and even if they have high rna the infectious particles are few that is always true? 3. the transmission happened because the exposition was direct to the bloodstream if the exposition would be by kissing or sharing glasses could be dangerous in this case of high viral load in saliva with out blood?
Re: high viral load of hiv in saliva? dangerous?
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