|Door to Door salesman spit in my face
Aug 9, 2013
I'm really worried a man selling cleaner door to door got upset with me when I didn't buy his product. He spit at me I didn't get a lot of spit just a mist to the face and Im not sure if it went in my eye. Im worried what if his spit had blood in it what is my risk? Should I be tested is this a small risk is Pep needed? Thanks for your advice I know you get a lot of questions on here.
| Response from Ms. Southall
Hi Getting HIV through being spit on carries an extremely LOW risk of HIV transmission. It is not a risk that warrants PEP. HIV transmission occurs when there is a direct prolonged exchange of body fluid. And there needs to be a significant amount of liquid. It is not passed through saliva and it would be if there were blood in the spit but again it would have to be a large volume of blood.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
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