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Can You Get Hiv From Being Spit At In The Face

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Door to Door salesman spit in my face

I'm really worried a man selling cleaner door to door got upset with me when I didn't buy his product. He spit at me I didn't get a lot of spit just a mist to the face and Im not sure if it went in my eye. Im worried what if his...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiGetting HIV through being spit on carries an extremely LOW risk of HIV transmission. It is not a risk that warrants PEP. HIV transmission occurs when there is a direct prolonged exchange of body fluid. And there needs to be a significant amount of... 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 »
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Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project

Spit and Other "Deadly Weapons"

In May of this year, a 42-year-old HIV positive man in Texas who spat at a police officer during an arrest received a cumulative sentence of 35 years by a Dallas court after a jury was convinced that the man had used his saliva as a "deadly weapon."... Read more »
Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project

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

On May 14 Willie 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... Read more »
Lambda Legal

When Will They Learn? Spit Does Not Transmit!

An HIV-positive man in Ohio spits to clear mace from his mouth during an arrest, is convicted of assault with a "deadly weapon," and is sentenced to a 3 to 15 year prison term. Another man with HIV allegedly spits during a heated traffic altercation... Read more »
Housing Works

Blood, Sweat and Tears: An HIV Primer

Should a person who bites a cop and who has AIDS -- or who spits at a cop and who claims to have HIV -- face extra penalties because of his or her status? Two recent court decisions may relate to this issue. On Friday, the New York Court of... Read more »
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So is it possible to get hiv through spit talk?

Posted by AZT, 2 Replies
Basically, I'm just curious if it's possible to get hiv if particals of spite got into your eye/mouth. I know they say it's possible if can see blood in it, but what it was so small you weren't able to watch coming on to your face/eye, or you just... Read more »

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 on any meds. The healthcare worker said that I... Read more »

spit on eyes and mouth with saliva and black colour blood by an organophosphate poisoning patient

Posted by drsumit, 1 Reply
Respected sir,while working in the emergency department a patient came with organophosphate poisoning with hypersalivation and disoriented while i was inserting ryle's tube he strongly coughed and spit on me with saliva stainned with black colour... Read more »

Spitting Spreads HIV, believes 1 out of 10

Posted by bartleby, 2 Replies
according to BBC News, a recent report finds that 1 out of 10 people in the UK still think HIV can be transmitted through spitting or kissing. even more alarming is that 1 out of 5 don't know it can be spread between a man and woman. Read more »