Oct 27, 2013
I got out of my car at grocery store a man that was smoking spit a large amount hit my face including my eye. I noticed when wiping my eye on napkin it had a pink color. Im hoping it was not blood. Would I be at risk for hiv in this situation if there was blood and the person was hiv positive? Are there a lot of cases of blood splash to eye cases? I know my situation is different from a splash because it has saliva but I'm just curious. Thanks soooo much for your help.
Response from Ms. Southall
Hi The overall risk is incredibly low to no risk. There would have to be a signficant amount of blood not just a minute amount. And it would have to be a prolonged contact. There are very few cases of individuals being infected through splash and those that did get it from that are in the medical field and again had a large volume of blood that splashed.
You are HIV free from this experience.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
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