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African Trip Risks
Oct 14, 2010

Dear Dr. Bob, I'm glad that you are doing fine. I recently visited a Sub-Saharan African country where they say HIV is very common. I was having a conversation with this lady while she was eating cookies and a small piece of cookie flew from her mouth into my eye. I looked in the mirror later and see this little piece sitting at the corner of my eye. If this woman is HIV positive is it possible to become infected from incident like this? Does it matter that I didn't wipe this thing off from my eye right away? Please answer I'm going crazy with worries. Thank You so much.

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

HIV transmission via flying cookie? Nope, not even in sub-Saharan Africa! Your HIV-transmission risk is nonexistent!

Dr. Bob



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