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Saliva test

Hello

I had a 3 month saliva test in a voluntary site perfromed by a hiv positive volunteer!
Can i get infected this way? He gave me the saliva test and then i sneezed so i am worried that HIV cells inserted my nose
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From testing? Absolutely not.
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Can u pls elaborate Teak? What do u mean?
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HIV is unable to reproduce outside its living host (unlike many bacteria or fungi, which may do so under suitable conditions), except under laboratory conditions; therefore, it does not spread or maintain infectiousness outside its host.

HIV is transmitted by;
Unprotected penetrative anal and/or vaginal sex
Sharing works with other IV drug users
Mother to child
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I have a last query pls. I also had 10 duos. One every day from 80 to 90 days. Will continuous testing make blood less good for testing, thus increasing the wondow period? Please note i suffer from ocd and sorry of this sounds irrational
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No it does not increase a window period. What it does is increase the chance of a false positive.
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