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How much of saliva is required for the transmission of AIDS ?

How much saliva is needed in order to get AIDS ? A Health teacher in our school said that it was the amount of saliva was about an water glassful. Our Biology teacher said that any saliva could cause the disease to be transmitted. Who is correct?
Asked On : Tue, 22 Mar 2011
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HIV AIDS Specialist 's  Response
THEORETICALLY YES BUT VIRUS IS SO MUCH LESS SECRETED IN IT THAT IT IS ACCEPTED THAT IT DOESNOT CUASE HIV
Answered: Wed, 18 Apr 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Vaishali Hebbar's  Response
Hi welcome to health care magic........
The viral load in the saliva is too low to transmit the disease, unless its contaminated by blood due to any cuts or bleeds. Yes theorotically its a biohazard able to transmit disease but becoz of low viral load not an effective method of transmission.
Answered: Sun, 22 May 2011
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