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Can You Get Hiv From Being Spit At In The Face

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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 Telling Tale of Trick or Treat: Remember to Spit, Don't Swallow!

...First of all, revealing one's positively charged status is often an 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... 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

Spit and Other "Deadly Weapons"

...Get Involved! Take Action! Fight the Criminalization of People Living With HIV This summer, people living with HIV have faced a wave of criminal charges for activities with extremely limited or no risk of HIV transmission. CHAMP is calling... 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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Spit dangerous?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...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 on any meds. The healthcare worker said that I need to get... Read more »

For Impossible . . . .

Posted by SRCHFRANS34, 1 Reply
...2 year suspended sentence and was ordered to do 300 hours of communitu service . At least one of her 3 partners contracted Hiv from her after 3 intimate encounters . (There is a suspicion one other had contracted the virus from her ) Court... Read more »

can you see thrush when rinsing/spitting?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...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 »

Women Are Evil By Nature..

Posted by daisey6205, 7 Replies
...pub...She gestured alluringly to the bartender who approached her immediately. She seductively signaled that he should bring his face closer to hers. As he did, she gently caressed his full beard. "Are you the manager?" she asked, softly stroking... Read more »