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Can I Get Hiv From Spit In Eye

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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 »

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Spit dangerous?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I feel this is a stupid question, but a healthcare worker at a local hiv clinic scared me. I have a friend who is hiv+ and recently he spit in my face (accidentily) and it got into my eyes. He's not Read more »

wtf is wrong with ppl???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...but it's damned annoying to ppl that are actually worried because of REAL mistakes instead of oh god, someone was talking and spit went in my eye and now I have HIV. Give me a break. Seriously. Find a hobby. Go donate blood. Help ppl in need.... Read more »

scared

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I was talking to a stranger and he spitted into my Eyes. can i get HIV this way. What if he spitted blood. Thank u for your reply. Read more »

IS THERE SUCH THING AS HIV-NEGATIVE AIDS?

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