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Dose HIV transmit through...

Dose HIV transmit through ciggrate smoke?

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OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Chip, General practice replied 6 months ago
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OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Chip, General practice replied 6 months ago

No, HIV is not transmitted through cigarette smoking or from sharing a cigarette with someone who has HIV

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Even if there's blood in the mouth while smoking.
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Chip, General practice replied 6 months ago

Even then, no it can't be transmitted like that

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OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 6 months ago
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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I read online that smoke bonds with saliva so by bonding it doesn't create HIV smoke?
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 6 months ago
Nicotine is a vasoconstrictor which means that it closes off the vessels on the mouth when it comes into contact with the mucous membranes so it’s unlikely to allow for any absorption of the virus into the system.
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OB GYN Doctor: Dr. SH, Doctor replied 6 months ago
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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
If you are HIV positive and your smoking a cigarette with blood in your mouth dose it transmit ?
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. SH, Doctor replied 6 months ago

HIV is not transmitted in this way because HIV cannot survive in saliva. Also, you would need sores in your mouth and significant amount of blood which is HIV infected going into your mouth and coming in contact with the sores in the mouth for it to be theoretically possible. There is not even a single documented case in literature of such transmission. So I can safely say that even though it may be theoretically possible but it has not happened practically in the real world.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
How long does it take for saliva to kill HIV?
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. SH, Doctor replied 6 months ago

A few minutes.

HIV also dies within a few minutes when exposed to environment.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Now of your HIV positive and smoking with blood in your nose dose bond and transmit?
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Now if your HIV positive and smoking with blood in your nose dose it bond and transmit?
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. SH, Doctor replied 6 months ago

No It does not transmit this way.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Can you explain to me how it doesn't?
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Can you explain how it doesn't?
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. D. Love, Doctor replied 6 months ago
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The HIV is not transmitted by this mechanisms because HIV dies upon exposure to the air. This is why HIV is not transmitted by any inanimate object unless the inanimate object is protected from the air. An IV needle is able to transmit HIV because the blood in the hollow needle is not exposed to air. But any blood in the mouth that can get onto a cigarette would be exposed to air and would die.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
How long does it take for the HIV blood to die in the nose?
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. D. Love, Doctor replied 6 months ago

If it is exposed to the air, virtually immediately.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
When you have a bloody nose dose it get airborne with​ pathgons ?
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. D. Love, Doctor replied 6 months ago

No, HIV is not airborne from a nosebleed with other pathogens, at least not as live virus that can be transmitted via airborne transmission, as it dies when it contacts the air.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Is HIV in saliva?
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. D. Love, Doctor replied 6 months ago

Not in a transmissible form. HIV is not transmissible by saliva.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
How long does it take for HIV seamen to die?
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. D. Love, Doctor replied 6 months ago

As soon as it gets exposed to air.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I know but how many minutes dose it take?
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. D. Love, Doctor replied 6 months ago

As I said above, HIV dies virtually immediately once it is exposed to air, and that it true for any location.

You do not need to ask for every body orifice and every bodily fluid, it dies virtually immediately once it is exposed to air for any scenario. That is why there has never been a case of transmission from toilet seats, etc.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Okay.
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. D. Love, Doctor replied 6 months ago

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
What if I picked up a box that had dry HIV seamen on it and it gave me purpura of the skin and anal rash and mouth ulcers?
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I had a burn on my finger tips when I touched it.
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