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Unprotected oral sex can transmit HIV

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 05 April 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:730
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    Laboratory studies of mouth tissue suggest that unprotected oral sex does have the potential to transmit HIV.

    A US research team examined the possibility that normal human oral keratinocytes might be directly infected by HIV or might convey infectious HIV virions to adjacent leucocytes.

    Dr Xuan Liu of Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles and colleagues at the University of California in Los Angeles obtained oral tissue samples from over 50 …

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