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Can you get HIV/AIDS from Kissing or Saliva/Spit?

As the AIDS epidemic spreads further throughout the world, it becomes increasingly more important to be knowledgeable as to its transmission. For example, can you get AIDS from kissing someone or from their saliva? In virtually all cases, the answer is no. In all tests on the subject, saliva by itself has never shown the ability to transmit the HIV virus, the cause of AIDS. There is however a chance that a small quantity of contaminated blood could be mixed with the saliva, giving it the ability to transmit the disease. As a result, kissing someone with AIDS is discouraged by much of the medical community.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. Please consult with a medical professional as to the matter of HIV and AIDS for official information and medical advice.

by Susan White on Sat, 07/03/2010 - 22:24


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