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Achy Balls 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 Read more »

HIV in spit?

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...a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. The offense would be a felony if committed by those who know they are infected with HIV, AIDS or hepatitis B or C. The penalty would jump to up to five years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. As of now, it's... Read more »
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High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part Two

... Read Part One of this blog entry, posted on Sept. 3, 2010. Panic Attack: AIDS Anxiety in HIVers -- "The Worried-Sicks" Recently I received the following post from "Apollo." It graphically demonstrates an Read more »
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High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part One

... or on license plates ... hiv 2 research Jun 13, 2006 There are many terms for this type of irrational worrying -- AIDS phobia, AIDS panic, AIDS hysteria, AIDS anxiety, etc. The condition is comprised of three major components: ... Read more »
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Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...sexual fluids ("pre-cum") Vaginal fluids Breast milk HIV is not spread through these body fluids: Sweat Tears Saliva (spit) Urine Feces The most common ways HIV is passed from one person to another are: Unprotected/unsafe sex (no... 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 »

worried : aches, rash, etc.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...was the sudden joint pain that I got on my ankles and then knee joint (right leg). That's when I got SO scared that my stomach got extremely "sour" and I felt nauseated once while I was out with my friends. I almost threw up. Then my thigh... Read more »

Worried Sick.. Is Yeast Infectious for HIV? (Long)

Posted by kdman, 1 Reply
...it possible to contract HIV through someone's yeast? I've been reading everywhere that oral thrush is caused primarily by HIV/AIDS people, and that since I contracted a yeast infection on my penis from receiving oral, then that person was likely... 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 »