saliva with blood entering the eye
Feb 7, 2014
is a speck of saliva with blood from an HIV+ entering the eye enough to infect someone with HIV?
Response from Ms. Southall
Hi There is no risk of getting HIV in this way. HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to child through breast feeding. This most commonly occurs through unprotected vaginal or anal sex and sharing of needles. Casual contact, sharing utensils, drinking after someone, etc are not way for HIV transmission to occur. If you go to this link HIV101 it will take you to our page that talks about the ways in which HIV is and is not transmitted.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
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