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Mr Austin (HIV Through Human Bite?)


can someone contact hiv throuth human bite?



Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the risk of acquiring HIV through a human bite. From the information given, this scenario is determined to be Low Risk (evidence of transmission occurs through these activities when certain conditions are met).

The scenario mentioned above could meet the three components of the Transmission Equation if the person biting is HIV positive, there is a mix of saliva and blood in their mouth before biting, and the bite is deep enough to gain access to the bloodstream (1). Since saliva is not a bodily fluid that contains the HIV virus, there must be blood present to create any risk of HIV transmission.

Recommendation: Refer to a physician for an HIV test.


AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Marie