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HCV and Saliva

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  • Doc
    Hi all, There is no evidenc that HCV may be transmitted that way, even if saliva tests positive. There is no epedemiological data to suggest that such
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 15, 2007
      Hi all,
      There is no evidenc that HCV may be transmitted that way, even if
      saliva tests positive. There is no epedemiological data to suggest
      that such transmission can produce disease.

      Hope this helps.

      Dr Sharat Misra MD,DM,FACG
    • rustymikki
      Thank you Dr. Misra, Does that mean that the saliva test only tells you that you have the anti bodies and not the viral infection itself and that iswhy it
      Message 2 of 2 , Feb 15, 2007
        Thank you Dr. Misra,

        Does that mean that the saliva test only tells you that you have the
        anti bodies and not the viral infection itself and that iswhy it can't
        be transmitted?

        Thanks
        Micky
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