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Any Cases Reported Of HIV By Spitting Blood In Eyes

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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 Read more »

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Posted by bura, 3 Replies
As per the title, is there really such a thing? Read more »

Worried, please respond

Posted by bocca2662
...possible exposure to HIV is that after he left I went into the bathroom to wash my mouth out and I spit first and there was visible blood. I hadn't noticed any before when he was there or when we were fooling around but I kept spitting and more... 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 »

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Posted by peezy, 3 Replies
...be sure how it got there, don't think they bit me or anything? As soon as I noticed it I stupidly sucked on it to clear the blood, which revealed the thin cut. From what I can remember, the finger did not enter into anyone's vagina or mouth but... Read more »