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Can Hiv Spread Through Tears

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Stopping the Spread of HIV

How Do You Get Infected With HIV? How Can You Protect Yourself and Others? What If I've Been Exposed? Treatment as Prevention The Bottom Line How Do You Get Infected With HIV? The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is not spread easily. You can only get HIV if you get infected blood or sexual fluids into your system. You can't get it from mosquito bites, coughing or sneezing, sharing household items, or swimming in the same pool...
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FOLLOW UP HIV SPREAD FROM FOOD PREPARED BY HIV+ person

Thank you for responding to my question "HIV SPREAD FROM FOOD PREPARED BY HIV+ person" yesterday. I do appreciate and value your time. The situation is actually my child who ate a hot dog handled by a person that got the blood on the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
When we discuss HIV transmission we always have to discuss broad possibilities. In an abstract sense what you need to transmit HIV is virus and an opening for it to get into the body. Yes, both of these were potentially present in the circumstance... Read more »

Paper Cut (TEARS)

I was recently working with a child who is HIV positive. The child had to receive vaccinations and was crying. As i consoled her, i wiped tears from her face, forgetting that I had a rather deep paper cut on my finger from the day before. Can HIV be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Can tears transmit HIV? Ahhhh . . . another QTND (Question That Never Dies). No, HIV cannot be transmitted by tears, saliva, sputum, sweat, urine, vomitus, nasal mucous or feces, unless they contain visible blood.I'll reprint some posts... Read more »

HIV from tears

I was on bus seated behind somebody with eye problems, when a sudden gush of wind came inside, blew some of his tears and some of it landed in my own eyes. If he had HIV whats the possibility of infection...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiHIV is not in tears, so there is no fear of HIV transmission for you. So rest assured!Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »

HIV from tears please help

Hi Shannon, I'm really worried and need your reassurance or advice!My friend has HIV and I was comforting him yesterday while he was crying. His tears went all over my shoulder, and I have acne on my shoulder. Can HIV be transmitted that way? I...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiRest assured you are fine and you can continue reassuring your friend!!!HIV is not transmitted through tears.HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to... Read more »
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tear and more tears.

Posted by 1cantstopcryndc, 3 Replies
after ending a 3.5 year relationship with someone who is HIV+ a year ago and being SO responsible, i tested positive last week. i feel like my world is coming to an end. i have no one to turn to and i can't function. while i know my diagnosis... Read more »

Condom Tear - HIV tension

Posted by rajkumar77, 1 Reply
what kind of tears are found in condom generally after or during sex... can i would have had a break which could have been missed by normal eye while removing the condom. a small tear or rip would not be found. meaning missing out on tear which is... Read more »

confused about exposure to tears of a positive patient

Posted by Faith77, 1 Reply
An HIV positive patient came to our hospital with perhaps tear duct block and I was asked to do Syringing of the eye by the ophthalmologist. I did the procedure without gloves because it is easier and also saw the nose with an endoscope. later on... Read more »

Protects sex with no Condom tear 100 % safe??

Posted by nikhil
I read that condom provided 100% protection if it was used correctly and there was no slippage and breakage. I had a huge relief as I had protected sex with a possibly infected csw.

But trying to understand more about HIV, I went into a lot of... Read more »