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Can You Get Hiv From Spit Or Tears

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Can I get HIV from dried spit inserted in anus?

Okay, I'm really worried that I might have gotten HIV last week. I'm so paranoid that I'm having trouble focusing in school and at work. Please answer this please!!! This is what happened. I came home from work and went straight to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You stuck a beer bottle up your butt??? Hmmm . . . OK, let's review. When out drinking beer and someone yells "bottoms up," that's not what they mean, OK?Returning now to your question, your HIV risk from your... Read more »

Spit (with or without blood) in the eye

Hello Dr,I am very well aware of the huge number of questions in respect of the transmission of HIV... Read more »

Accidental Spit in Eye (Hep C) (HEPATITIS C TRANSMISSION)

I have the same question as asked in "blood tainted saliva in eye" asked by another... 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 »
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 »
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 »
HIV Prevention Justice Alliance

Arrests of HIV-Positive People Continue; CDC Must Act! Sign On!

Dear Bonnie, --> Do you know that HIV isn't spread by spitting, and that condoms are an effective HIV prevention tool? Of course you do. But this information seems to be outside the knowledge of many in the legal system across this country,... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »