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Chest Cold After Touching Spit Worried I Have HIV

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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 »

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Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...sexual fluids ("pre-cum") Vaginal fluids Breast milk HIV is not spread through these body fluids: Sweat Tears Saliva (spit) Urine Feces The most common ways HIV is passed from one person to another are: Unprotected/unsafe sex (no... Read more »
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Worried about HIV from fist fight and braces

Posted by worriedboy4321
...punched me again,but i did not bleed from the other impacts,and i dont think any of them attacked me at the same spot twice. I am worried that the guy who punched my lips might have cut his fist on my braces,and i am worried that maybe he was... Read more »

worried of getting stabbed with hiv in my foot

Posted by worried1234, 3 Replies
...but me and my friend didnt really bother about them at all,and then they came back after a while from the other direction,they touched me and my friend's hips and walked off,one of them turned around sticking his or her tongue out at us i am... Read more »

Positive for Hep C and now worried about HIV

Posted by Worrywart28, 2 Replies
...drugs and have always used protected sex. I don't see how I could have possibly have gotten HEP C but now this is making me worried about my HIV results. Anyone know how common is it to get a false positive on a HEP C test? Also, my doctor... Read more »

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 »