Anonymous
Thanks to Christina for her answer, but I was also wondering if her answer that HIV cannot be transmitted due to saliva having enzymes in the event of bleeding gums also apply to broken teeth? Thank you.
Quote
Anonymous
Hi there, thanks again for your questions to the AIDS Vancouver Helpline.

Your [last question](http://helpline.aidsvancouver.org/question/nose-rubbingnostril-diggingsnotboogershiv-risk) was about the risk of HIV being transmitted from the bloody mucous of a cashier to you through your bleeding gums. She answered that HIV, being a delicate virus, is not able to be transmitted this way as it is not able to survive outside of the body, and cannot get passed the saliva in your mouth efficiently enough to be transmitted into your bleeding gums. Wounds in the mouth that can increase the risk of transmission are the type people might have after getting major dental work done.

From that, we'd say that this is, again, a no risk situation. The virus cannot be transmitted effectively once it leaves the body, and cannot efficiently get passed the saliva in the mouth. Broken teeth are not wounds we'd describe as being as large as those you'd have after major dental work.

Thanks again for your questions to the AIDS Vancouver Helpline.

Trevor

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

Monday-Friday 9am-5pm (PST)

1 844 INFO-HIV (Toll free Canada & U.S.)

helpline@aidsvancouver.org

Private & Confidential**

Quote

ABOUT THE HELPLINE | SUPPORT OUR WORK | RISK ASSESSMENT CHART | ANONYMOUS TESTING | DISCLAIMER | CONTACT

Charitable Registration #
10668 9896 RR0001


© 2019 helpline.aidsvancouver.org
Privacy Policy
Disclaimer

OUR ADDRESS

1101 Seymour Street
Suite 235, 2nd Floor
Vancouver, BC V6B 0R1
Canada


GET IN TOUCH

Main Phone: 604-893-2201
Fax: 604-893-2205
Email: contact@aidsvancouver.org