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Can Someone Get HIV From Touching Spit

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HIV in spit?

I was at work today and a customer was very heated that I wouldn't allow him to use a credit card that belonged to his wife. We have rules that no one but the card holder can use a credit card... he was unhappy and even looking drunk (happy 4th of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...starts freaking out and screaming saying she has something she needs in the bag. So now this bag I threw in the garbage has touched everywhere in the can and I have to dig in there immediately and pull it out.,,, which I did. BARE HANDED WITH THE... Read more »

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... Read more »

OCD may get the best of me

I was getting gas and about half way through ,I noticed someone had spit on the ground. Suppose the... Read more »
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A Telling Tale of Trick or Treat: Remember to Spit, Don't Swallow!

...immediate deal breaker for impending nookie. And, let's face it, none of us enjoys rejection or being looked at as if one's touch was toxic. Also, there are plenty of cases where this sensitive private information has been leaked or shared by a... Read more »
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New Nebraska Bill Proposes Increased Penalties for Spitting on Cops if You're Living With HIV or Hepatitis; Media Fails in Its Reporting

...scientifically proven fact didn't stop Nebraska State Senator Mike Gloor. On Jan. 10, Gloor proposed a bill that would make spitting on a police officer a misdemeanor in his state, but for someone living with HIV or hep C, the punishment would... Read more »
Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project

Open Space to Respond to Sentencing of HIV-Positive Man for Spitting

...Campbell, a person living with HIV, was convicted and sentenced to a 35 year prison term for "harrassment of a public servant" - and spitting on a police officer - in Dallas, Texas. Since the jury determined his saliva to be a "deadly weapon,"... Read more »
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What Is the Craziest Myth You've Heard About HIV/AIDS?

...craziest thing I heard about HIV; you can get it from saliva. This made me really do some research, because kissing, you know, spitting -- it's like you might as well say it's airborne, if you're saying it's coming from saliva. I know that HIV... Read more »
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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 »

HIV and MRSA I need info.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I ended up bringing the baby home with me and adopted her and my daughter followed.We spend alot of time to gether. I began spitting up blood about 8 mos. after I got back home. After many tests; I was told I had an infection in my lungs called... Read more »

Concerned

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...a line and one other pimple looking spot a few inches from that one they do not itch at all in fact the hurt a little if you touch them. I'm afraid this may be the time my luck runs out. This all took place Memorial day so I have some time before... Read more »

HIV

Posted by shadow1
...happens in developed countries, which test all donated blood and organs for HIV. You can't get HIV from a toilet seat or from touching an infected person. You can't get HIV from being sneezed or coughed or spit on by an infected person. You... Read more »