|risk of HIV / HEPATITIS FROM SPITTING IN MOUTH
Aug 27, 2013
I was at a HIV clinic today getting a check up ( i am all fine!) well WAS. however in the waiting room something horrible happened. A man in front of me turned around and coughed/cleared his throat in my face A glob of his spit landed STRAIGHT in my mouth. I know this sounds unbelievable but it happened. And i froze in shock and didn't spit out - i felt as though i didn't have the chance to it all happened so quickly. I am so upset and worried about this. The man was in a clinic for HIV and Hepatitis and I know they do special walk ins for "gay prostates/sex workers and prostitutes who drug use as they have sex". This mans spit landed IN MY MOUTH. please advise me as to what I should do. Should I get myself to the hospital. It happened five hours ago.
Also important to mention I have active gum disease (gingivitis) and severe geographical tongue.
Please tell me is it possible that I have contracted Hepatitis or HIV or something else due to a potentially HIV+/HEPATITIS man spitting directly in my mouth. I had bleeding gums a couple hours before I went as I washed my teeth. Only slightly nothing excessive. Please advise me I am beside myself. I just do not know who to go to for answers.
I went to the health clinic in good faith today and left feeling absolutely rotten.
Thanks in advance for your help.
| Response from Mr. Glenn
There is no risk from this. Saliva does not transmit Hepatitis. The man would've needed to have spit a big glob of blood into your mouth for us even to be curious about risk (even that probably wouldn't have been an issue though).
Sounds like a case of your mind running away with you.
Hope this helps!
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