You have raised very good questions. Based on my limited knowledge (other knowledgeables will also contribute and value), the answers are as follows,
1. As you are talking exclusively with reference to saliva, in an infected person, it either contain no HIV or inactivated (not infectious), therefore there is no risk if contacted with any part of the body, including mucus membranes.
2. Answer is there in 1.
3. No I think it will not.
Important thing to remember is that there is no evidence that saliva transmits HIV. This makes your risk for infection practically negligible.
I apologize, i just realize i wrote saliva as subject, but part of my question have nothing to do with saliva. When i say active virus, i mean via blood for example (question 2). I remember doctor said small qty of virus (via blood) will not cause infection, which is what i am trying to figure out. It doesnt make sense to me.
P.S. I never had a risk.
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I received a rimjob from a sex work. 2 days later develop flush and felt lethargic. 5 days later went for a std test.. hsv 1 pos and hiv neg. So I accepted that I got hsv from her. After a while, I begun to worry abt hiv so I told a antibody test at day 39 ( was told by doc that the test is second gen). He assured me that the test Is quite accurate consider my exposure is just rimjob. Hope to hv ans for the following:
1. I understand that rimjob maybe negligible risk since only in ctc with saliva but My worry is that since she gave me hsv 1, does it mean the rimjob will be more dangerous to contract hiv?
2. Understand that saliva inactivate hiv virus, does it apply to saliva of hiv plus ppl?
3. My second gen antibody test at day 39, hw accurate it is? 90,95 or 99 percent?
Thanks for ur time.
Please start your own thread
I m sorry. I hv no intention to hijack the thread but I m new here and when I try to create a thread it says the forum no longer accept new thread? I would rwally appreciate anyone can answer to my queries as I really need help before I go crazy. Hope to stop this tormenting time.. pls help