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Aching After Touching Spit Worried I Have HIV

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Can HIV be transmitted from spit in the eyes?

I was wondering if HIV can be transmitted from spit in eyes? My son who is in grade school was spat on by a kid who has the HIV virus. Afterwords, my son washed his face. The kid in question was born with the virus. I am extremely worried.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Relax Mom. Saliva/spit that does not contain visible blood is not felt to be a significant HIV risk. Even if trace blood were present, the risk of HIV acquisition via this route would be extremely remote at best.Dr. Bob Read more »

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Stripper Spit on Head of Penis = HIV Worry

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...illness that you begin believing God is sending you bad omens in the form of bird poop ... SIGNS FROM HEAVEN (BIRD TURDS AS HIV SIGN FROM HEAVEN, 2009) Nov 11, 2009 or via commercials and advertisements ... C'mon Bob..No more... Read more »
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Worried about HIV from fist fight and braces

Posted by worriedboy4321
...the cut still remained inside my cheek.It has healed completely now,I was bleeding but not alot,my mouth was numb and i was spitting blood . after that a few more of them punched me again,but i did not bleed from the other impacts,and i dont... Read more »

Positive for Hep C and now worried about HIV

Posted by Worrywart28, 2 Replies
...general health and all the std's. I went to see my doctor yesterday. Everything came back fine with the exception of 2 things. My hiv results hadn't come in but she said this is normal because they have to mail that test. Still, that worries me.... Read more »

can you see thrush when rinsing/spitting?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is thrush visible in the water when one is pitting/rinsing? When ever I brush my teeth and rince I always note some white/yellowish stuff when I rince in the facet. I also have a white coating with red spots on the back of my tongue. Read more »

Long-term HIV and Aids survivors' health worrying

Posted by ScotCharles
...From KaiserNet January 8, 2008 Some experts and doctors recently have voiced concerns that people who were diagnosed with HIV and Aids in the early years of the epidemic are experiencing "premature[e]" or "disproportionate numbers" of ailments... Read more »