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Fear Of Hiv From Accidental Spit In The Eye

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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 through saliva entering the eyes, however, I felt that I could provide additional information, so as to avoid the answer being merely a reiteration...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Your HIV-acquisition risk from the "shrapnel spit" is nonexistent.Your concerns are unwarranted. Your problem is your "health anxiety," Read more »

paranoid husband over spit in the eye (PART II) LAST POST HERE DR BOB

hello dr bob, its me again spit boy from saudi arabia..thank you for your previous answer to me and... 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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New Nebraska Bill Proposes Increased Penalties for Spitting on Cops if You're Living With HIV or Hepatitis; Media Fails in Its Reporting

...attitudes and ignorance about HIV/AIDS that already exist among many Americans. The media can magnify stigma, misinformation and phobia. Just look at what it did for the " down low ": It played off society's own homophobia, religious... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...be infected, it can assist in getting early treatment and avoiding infecting others. For more information, refer to " HIV/AIDS among Women Who Have Sex with Women ." Can I get HIV from getting a tattoo or through body piercing? A risk of... Read more »
Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project

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

...serve half of his sentence before becoming eligible for parole. As news of his conviction has spread, so has outcry from HIV/AIDS activists and advocates. Hundreds of national and international media organizations have already picked up the... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...including: Limited access to health care due to lack of insurance and/or transportation Unstable housing Fear of partner (domestic) violence Other responsibilities such as child care or caring for a sick partner ... Read more »
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IS THERE SUCH THING AS HIV-NEGATIVE AIDS?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
As per the title, is there really such a thing? 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 »

Just married, could this be HIV?

Posted by peezy, 3 Replies
...next five days. On the fifth day, I went to an urgent care physician and described my concern. He ran bloodwork, including an HIV test. In about twenty minutes he came back with a negative result & mentioned that he saw "no traces" of HIV in... Read more »

why I shouldnt I...........

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...negative at three month excactly 93 days and still not convinced. Tried to have counseling but still not convinced. I feel HIV is around me everey were. When a stranger speaks to me and spitts accidentally into my eyes I think i got infected... Read more »