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Offline azprince

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Re: HIV in Saliva Transmission Risk
« Reply #50 on: April 22, 2010, 09:17:56 PM »
No one asked you.
No one asked anyone actually, we share thoughts  :D
I have to admit : the good thing is that from now on;  I have no option but to succeed , still its ok to worry :))

Offline azprince

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Re: HIV in Saliva Transmission Risk
« Reply #51 on: April 22, 2010, 09:19:35 PM »

I wasn't directing it towards the newly infected. Oh and Mr. Wordsmith, knucklehead is spelled with a k. ;)
Thanks for correcting me, English is not my first language  ::)
I have to admit : the good thing is that from now on;  I have no option but to succeed , still its ok to worry :))

Offline Phoenius10

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Re: HIV in Saliva Transmission Risk
« Reply #52 on: April 22, 2010, 10:10:34 PM »
Since you are presumably HIV+ I suppose your comments are biased as well.

I understand your problem with the word "impossible" being used but saying something is "very low risk" when there is no documented evidence that it has ever happened is equally inaccurate.

There has been documented cases.  Why is everyone ignoring the toothbrush case around here?

And yes I am biased.  I simply can't rule out that my infection didn't come saliva.  And to be responded by a "grumpy old man" that it is impossible, would piss anyone off especially when those statements don't appear on any other authoritative website.


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Re: HIV in Saliva Transmission Risk
« Reply #53 on: April 22, 2010, 10:18:40 PM »
Blood, saliva.. same thing when its comes from the mouth.  Do you know for certain that the person you are kissing, getting licked by, whatever doesn't have blood in their saliva??  You don't know that for sure.  So that is my point.  Telling someone who was asking a quesiton like this:  My bf used saliva is lube and gave me oral sex, and I have small cuts down there, do have I have transmission risk?  Telling this person it is impossible because it's impossible for saliva to transmit it is wrong.  What about the blood in saliva risk????  There was no mention of that.

Phoenius,

Although I believe your warning is meant well, I have to agree with those posting that saliva, in and of itself, is not a factor in hiv transmission. Your toothbrush analogy really refers to blood transmission rather than saliva transmission. A toothbrush is a good blood transmitter, thus the risk, as inferred by other posters. I believe if you follow the guidelines in the following link, you can put your fears to rest:

http://www.sfaf.org/aids101/transmission.html#

Aidsmeds is not the only sight that fosters this opinion. Also, the medical community has not found any such transmission  as others have stated (I've looked for such transmissions myself).

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Re: HIV in Saliva Transmission Risk
« Reply #54 on: April 22, 2010, 10:30:12 PM »
What case are you referring to?

I googled HIV Toothbrush and came up with this from Albany.edu

http://www.albany.edu/sph/AIDS/aids101_2.html

"There is one documented case of a child becoming HIV infected by sharing toothbrushes with parents who were both HIV infected. Transmission probably occurred from blood left on the toothbrushes. "

Who documented it? How did they go about it? Were there other unknown variables involved ie. child came in contact with parents blood or bodily fluid and had a cut at site of contact; Sexual abuse (heaven forbid).

I'd like to see something more on this case. IMHO there are too many unknown variables at play to deem it a case of "Toothbrush transmission". I think we would have much more incidents on people, specifically children aquiring HIV by toothbrushes if it were a problem. I'm sure there is more info availbale on this incident, but I cant find it and would like to see it. Perhaps you can provide the info on the case you are referring to.


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Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: HIV in Saliva Transmission Risk
« Reply #55 on: April 22, 2010, 10:51:45 PM »
There has been documented cases.  Why is everyone ignoring the toothbrush case around here?

And yes I am biased.  I simply can't rule out that my infection didn't come saliva.  And to be responded by a "grumpy old man" that it is impossible, would piss anyone off especially when those statements don't appear on any other authoritative website.

Wumpala has the goods when it comes to the toothbrush case.

As for this saliva/kissing bullshit, well JK has laid out the science for you. If that doesn't pass muster in your ivory tower, then nothing will.

As a wise woman once noted:

A person who claims to be infected from kissing or headjobs obviously can't tell his ass from a hole in his head.

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Offline skeebo1969

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Re: HIV in Saliva Transmission Risk
« Reply #56 on: April 22, 2010, 11:17:53 PM »
Thanks for correcting me, English is not my first language  ::)

Well then, that's what your problem was last year when you mistakenly perceived Andy as being rude to you. 

See how we just helped you understand what your current problem is...

Blood, saliva.. same thing when its comes from the mouth.  Do you know for certain that the person you are kissing, getting licked by, whatever doesn't have blood in their saliva??  You don't know that for sure.  So that is my point.  Telling someone who was asking a quesiton like this:  My bf used saliva is lube and gave me oral sex, and I have small cuts down there, do have I have transmission risk?  Telling this person it is impossible because it's impossible for saliva to transmit it is wrong.  What about the blood in saliva risk????  There was no mention of that.


What kind of people are you bedding bro?  I've never been with someone who has blood in there mouth...  are you punching them or something before you kiss them? 
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Offline komnaes

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Re: HIV in Saliva Transmission Risk
« Reply #57 on: April 22, 2010, 11:34:28 PM »
..I simply can't rule out that my infection didn't come saliva..

So it means you also cannot rule out other routes of transmission in your case.

This whole blood in the mouth-mixed-with-saliva whatnot non-argument is only pushing you to a corner. If you're so convinced that you got it from saliva, and anyone else has any doubt about this "risk" is not scientific then it'd seem to me the most productive thing for you to do is to offer yourself as a case study. Find an institute, list all the evidences pointing out that all your past risks related ONLY to saliva and who knows, maybe you will be the first ever case of confirmed transmission of HIV through oral sex, someone HIV using his saliva to rub your dick, kissing while the other infected person was bleeding in his mouth, or whatever etc.

THEN come back and tell us the approach of this forum in AIM is not scientific.

I am sure by then you will be fully vindicated. But before then, may I respectfully suggest you to shut-the-f-up.
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Offline tednlou2

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Re: HIV in Saliva Transmission Risk
« Reply #58 on: April 22, 2010, 11:46:30 PM »
Most people don't have blood in their saliva unless you've got a cut or bleeding gums or just had dental surgery.  If you had an open sore on your junk and someone was bleeding from the mouth all over you, then there is risk there.  If by chance someone got it that way, they got it from the blood and not saliva.   


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Re: HIV in Saliva Transmission Risk
« Reply #59 on: April 22, 2010, 11:51:00 PM »
Most people don't have blood in their saliva unless you've got a cut or bleeding gums or just had dental surgery.  If you had an open sore on your junk and someone was bleeding from the mouth all over you, then there is risk there.  If by chance someone got it that way, they got it from the blood and not saliva.   



Also, trace amounts of blood wouldn't do it.  As skeebo pointed out, we're talking about full on gushing here.  Honestly though let's just let this thread die and move on.  You got a little irked that you aren't allowed to post in the "Am I" forum.  News Flash:  I agree with everything the people who post in there say and I'm not allowed to post in there either.  That forum serves a very specific purpose and to my knowledge no one who has ever been told "You were not at risk" ever came back from the same incident and said "BAM I tested positive from sitting next to someone who had bloody hiv in their saliva".

As for your own infection I want you to think long and hard about where else you could have been infected from, because I really don't think you were infected from receiving a blow(or)rimjob from anybody.  End of that day however even that doesn't matter because the end result is the same.  I'm poz, you're poz, we're all poz.  Let this thread die already for the love of christ (who has a phallus on his chest).

Offline tednlou2

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Re: HIV in Saliva Transmission Risk
« Reply #60 on: April 23, 2010, 12:02:03 AM »
Also, trace amounts of blood wouldn't do it.  As skeebo pointed out, we're talking about full on gushing here.  Honestly though let's just let this thread die and move on.  You got a little irked that you aren't allowed to post in the "Am I" forum.  News Flash:  I agree with everything the people who post in there say and I'm not allowed to post in there either.  That forum serves a very specific purpose and to my knowledge no one who has ever been told "You were not at risk" ever came back from the same incident and said "BAM I tested positive from sitting next to someone who had bloody hiv in their saliva".

As for your own infection I want you to think long and hard about where else you could have been infected from, because I really don't think you were infected from receiving a blow(or)rimjob from anybody.  End of that day however even that doesn't matter because the end result is the same.  I'm poz, you're poz, we're all poz.  Let this thread die already for the love of christ (who has a phallus on his chest).

Are you saying this about me or Phoenius?  It made me confused.

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Re: HIV in Saliva Transmission Risk
« Reply #61 on: April 23, 2010, 12:16:26 AM »
Are you saying this about me or Phoenius?  It made me confused.

The other guy, sorry I'm a bit tired and as we all know when I'm tired hijinx ensue.

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Re: HIV in Saliva Transmission Risk
« Reply #62 on: April 23, 2010, 12:30:52 AM »
This thread needs some Crisco Disco.
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Re: HIV in Saliva Transmission Risk
« Reply #63 on: April 23, 2010, 12:57:18 AM »
beautiful thing . . .


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Offline tednlou2

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Re: HIV in Saliva Transmission Risk
« Reply #64 on: April 23, 2010, 01:04:19 AM »
A Q&A from the body.com. 

Saliva as a barrier

Hello Ryan, I am a male who while under the influence of alcohol engaged, against my better judgement in a low risk encounter, I was given a blow job and was also rimmed. I've been going through some anxious moments over this encounter since I don't know the HIV status of the person involved. I will probably get tested just for the peace of mind I heard that saliva acts as a barrier against HIV. I can't seem to find any information on this topic. Do you think I'm at risk? and could you please shed some light on the saliva issue? Thank's Ryan.

 
 
 
  Response from Mr. Kull

It may not be completely accurate to describe saliva as a barrier to HIV. The most important thing to remember is that there is no evidence that saliva transmits HIV. This makes your risk for infection practically negligible.

The saliva of infected people contains little to no virus, and the virus that is found in saliva is often inactive (not infectious). Studies have found that a protein in saliva inactivates HIV (up to 90% of virus was inactivated in one test tube study) and other factors that may contribute to the noninfectious quality of saliva. This is why transmission through kissing or receiving oral sex doesn't seem to occur.

This does not mean that saliva will PROTECT you from infection. While the proteins in saliva may reduce the risk of transmission to a person performing oral sex (it may explain the low-risk nature of oral sex), saliva does not serve as a barrier to HIV transmission during oral sex. People can still be infected when performing oral sex, even though the risk is much lower than vaginal or anal sex.

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Offline skeebo1969

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Re: HIV in Saliva Transmission Risk
« Reply #65 on: April 23, 2010, 01:15:00 AM »


  Hey Ted there was a post at the Body about 5 years ago from a guy who said he was a drug dealer and got HIV from some female he screwed behind a 7-11.  He described the sex act(s) in great detail.  I can't find it, but thought you might be able to.  Can you give it a go?
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Re: HIV in Saliva Transmission Risk
« Reply #66 on: April 23, 2010, 01:23:50 AM »
Blood, saliva.. same thing when its comes from the mouth.  Do you know for certain that the person you are kissing, getting licked by, whatever doesn't have blood in their saliva??  You don't know that for sure.  So that is my point.  Telling someone who was asking a quesiton like this:  My bf used saliva is lube and gave me oral sex, and I have small cuts down there, do have I have transmission risk?  Telling this person it is impossible because it's impossible for saliva to transmit it is wrong.  What about the blood in saliva risk????  There was no mention of that.


You've lost all creditably in your argument. No reasonable person would believe that saliva and blood are the same thing.  Your claim is you can get HIV from saliva, not saliva mixed with blood. We all know blood does transfer the virus. There can be blood in my snot that doesn't mean mucus transfers the aids virus.
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Re: HIV in Saliva Transmission Risk
« Reply #67 on: April 23, 2010, 02:20:07 AM »

  Hey Ted there was a post at the Body about 5 years ago from a guy who said he was a drug dealer and got HIV from some female he screwed behind a 7-11.  He described the sex act(s) in great detail.  I can't find it, but thought you might be able to.  Can you give it a go?

I'll try.  I do read that site as much as poz.com.  I'm curious now about all the detail.

Offline tednlou2

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« Reply #68 on: April 23, 2010, 02:58:40 AM »

  Hey Ted there was a post at the Body about 5 years ago from a guy who said he was a drug dealer and got HIV from some female he screwed behind a 7-11.  He described the sex act(s) in great detail.  I can't find it, but thought you might be able to.  Can you give it a go?

I'm going through the 2005 posts.  I haven't found the one you're talking about, but came across this question that is on topic.  I'll keep looking for yours.  Didn't mean yours---unless it was a question you posted...lol.

http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/TransmissionSexual/Q162654.html


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Re: HIV in Saliva Transmission Risk
« Reply #70 on: April 23, 2010, 09:07:13 AM »
Blood, saliva.. same thing when its comes from the mouth.  Do you know for certain that the person you are kissing, getting licked by, whatever doesn't have blood in their saliva??  You don't know that for sure.  So that is my point.  Telling someone who was asking a quesiton like this:  My bf used saliva is lube and gave me oral sex, and I have small cuts down there, do have I have transmission risk?  Telling this person it is impossible because it's impossible for saliva to transmit it is wrong.  What about the blood in saliva risk????  There was no mention of that.


You're argument that blood and saliva are the same thing is like arguing that Candy Bars and Apples are the same because they both contain sugar.
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« Reply #71 on: April 23, 2010, 10:49:17 AM »
I'll try.  I do read that site as much as poz.com.  I'm curious now about all the detail.

Perhaps they deleted it, dunno though because they blocked my account soon after and I never went back.
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Re: HIV in Saliva Transmission Risk
« Reply #72 on: April 23, 2010, 09:40:35 PM »
Here's yet another documented case of HIV from kissing.. or "deep kissing" as they put it:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00048364.htm

And it's on the CDC website too.  Yes, they just "assume" it was because of blood in the saliva.  But it just proves my point of why no doctor or website of authority will state that its impossible to get hiv from saliva.  We don't know if someone has bleeding gums, gingervitis, etc that would cause blood to get into salvia.  My mouth use to always bleed after brushing, eating, etc when i had a bad case of gingervitus, which only heightened my concern about it in the past.

So why all of you are sticking up to the "grumpy old men" who run this site making misleading statement about saliva, I don't know.  But whatever.  Think what you want.

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Re: HIV in Saliva Transmission Risk
« Reply #73 on: April 23, 2010, 09:43:59 PM »
So why all of you are sticking up to the "grumpy old men" who run this site making misleading statement about saliva, I don't know.  But whatever.  Think what you want.

because we done chased all the lil whipper snappers outta here.....  Next time you go to HD do yourself a favor and grab a handfull of the free condoms.
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Re: HIV in Saliva Transmission Risk
« Reply #74 on: April 23, 2010, 09:57:04 PM »
Here's yet another documented case of HIV from kissing.. or "deep kissing" as they put it:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00048364.htm

And it's on the CDC website too.  Yes, they just "assume" it was because of blood in the saliva.  But it just proves my point of why no doctor or website of authority will state that its impossible to get hiv from saliva.  We don't know if someone has bleeding gums, gingervitis, etc that would cause blood to get into salvia.  My mouth use to always bleed after brushing, eating, etc when i had a bad case of gingervitus, which only heightened my concern about it in the past.

So why all of you are sticking up to the "grumpy old men" who run this site making misleading statement about saliva, I don't know.  But whatever.  Think what you want.

That is not a documented case. You must have over looked the word POSSIBLY in the title.

The title is the sentence at the top of the page.

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« Reply #75 on: April 23, 2010, 10:07:46 PM »




  I was always told my name went at the top of the page.
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« Reply #76 on: April 23, 2010, 10:08:38 PM »



  I was always told my name went at the top of the page.

Only on a rap sheet Skeeter. ;)

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« Reply #77 on: April 23, 2010, 10:12:16 PM »
More to the point, that deep kissing issue was resolved a long time ago when critical scientists began to pick apart the couples' story as well as the researchers' methodology for gathering and analyzing data. Believe it or not, a single study, a single case, which contradicts all other evidence, is looked upon with great suspicion until more evidence, similarly gathered, comes to light. That is why I base my risk assessment not only on the Romero study, but the multiple Page-Shaeffer studies which followed.

In the case you mention, what was overlooked was that the couple was totally self-reporting their risk; were both in questionable recovery from IV drug addiction which included at least one relapse while the study was being conducted, would regularly A) inject in the gumline, thus severely eroding the tiissue and creating unique and substantial wounds, and B) could not say wth certainty that they never shared works.

In the meantime, this couple eventually admitted that they had had unprotected vaginal sex during the study. Whether or not this was done under the influence of IV drugs is irrelevant. That fact alone should have disqualified the study.

Sadly, the CDC has been a governmental entity for over a decade. And the hysteria over HIV transmission fueled a slew of reports which, under any other circumstances and given any other criteria, would never have been published. One by one, these erroneous reports are being refuted - either directly, or through intensive long-term epidemiological study in which patient report contamination is minimized.

It is my strong belief, based on the studies I have put forth, that this information is solid. To bring up one, refuted, sketchy case study to substantiate your claim is, at best, an incomplete rebuttal to my evidence.

Another poster mentioned that HIV science has changed a LOT in the last twenty years. And I agree. Fortunately for the human race, transmission science has closed FAR more doors as regards viable transmission methods than it has opened. You can thank much of that to HAART, which has allowed fifteen plus years of research into HEALTHY, sexually active HIV positive couples and individuals which was frankly not possible before.

On a personal note: You are newly infected. You have an agenda. I get that. You are not the first, nor the most strident. But inasmuch as I would like to participate in these forums with civility and dignity, asking us to rewrite the last fifteen years of concentrated study as regards HIV transmission in order to accommodate your desire to be an innocent victim is, IMHO, asking a little too much of this site. At best, it asks that we be hypocritical between the forums for Positive people, and the forums for the Negative Worried Well people who, no doubt read the other forums even if they are not allowed to post.

I am very sorry that you appear so angry, or frustrated, at this issue. I wish I could be of more help and support at this time. Perhaps later on, when the scientific method becomes extremely important in your determining medicinal choices, some of my research can be of assistance.

I will honestly never understand how some people readily accept huge portions of scientific theory, yet ignore or attempt to refute others.

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« Reply #78 on: April 23, 2010, 10:12:47 PM »
Only on a rap sheet Skeeter. ;)

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« Reply #79 on: April 23, 2010, 10:17:32 PM »
So why all of you are sticking up to the "grumpy old men" who run this site making misleading statement about saliva, I don't know.  But whatever.  Think what you want.

In a world in which you can call Tim Horn a "Grumpy Old Man," we have ceased to function. The man is a trifecta of scientific knowledge, congenial personality, and butter-smearingly hot*.

Newt, as you might have noticed, shares these qualities. One does not have to be grumpy nor old to utilize critical thinking and the scientific method... or barring that, an aegis search and a rudimentary understanding of the politics behind scientific publication through the last decade or two.

*caveat - my personal information to the latter is five years plus old. But seriously.


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Offline Hellraiser

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Re: HIV in Saliva Transmission Risk
« Reply #80 on: April 23, 2010, 11:41:52 PM »
Also, some of us are grumpy young men tyvm.

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Re: HIV in Saliva Transmission Risk
« Reply #81 on: April 26, 2010, 12:17:49 AM »
Also, some of us are grumpy young men tyvm.

Guilty.

If someone could take a picture of himself at a computer with an earhorn and a cane with a caption that says "There's no AIDS in yer saliva, con sarnit!"  I would be forever in his debt. 

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Re: HIV in Saliva Transmission Risk
« Reply #82 on: April 26, 2010, 12:35:07 AM »
Guilty.

If someone could take a picture of himself at a computer with an earhorn and a cane with a caption that says "There's no AIDS in yer saliva, con sarnit!"  I would be forever in his debt. 

Thanks.

After basically every post I make where I'm chiding someone or disagreeing with them you can just imagine me shaking a cane at them from the rocker on my front porch.

Offline PeteNYNJ

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Re: HIV in Saliva Transmission Risk
« Reply #83 on: April 26, 2010, 02:28:44 AM »
Um  no  it doesn't happen.   If it was the case, everyone would be positive.  We come in contact with saliva tons. 

I think you just want to justify your own exposure on some kind of medical miracle.  You are SO much better than us because you did everything right but sill got the HIV.  Get over it.

Andy is the nicest guy on Earth.   Stay in that thread because we are dicks in this thread. 

Pete

 


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