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Mucosa and HIV
You say mucosa which is inside your mouth can transmit HIV. In that case it is not safe to kiss a HIV person or drink from their glass, or eat off their spoon ???
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Sue

Thank you for visiting health24.com.

You must have an active bleeding spot or area in direct contact with a person who is HIV positive, also bleeding actively, to have the virus transmitted. HIV does not live long outside the body, 30 seconds or so. This means that you will not get the virus from sharing a glass or using the same spoon. An intact mucosa will not allow the virus through.

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Dr Anrich Burger
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