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Hiv And Spit On Irritated Lips

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Spitting blood- lung cancer or irritated throat?

I spat blood 4 times in the last month and a half. I spit it when I just wake up and once right after a cigarette. I'm a regular cigarette/marijuana smoker(2 joints a day). i just wanna know if the problem is just an irritated throat wich...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Although the most common cause for spitting blood at your young age is irritation of the passages of the lung, the first steps would be for you to see a health care provider and to have a chest x-ray. If the bleeding were to continue, then other... Read more »

spit in eye from a man with cold sore/blister

Hi there.I have been suffering from hypochondria for some time now, I am only 20 and have also had... Read more »
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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 »
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Buy Lip Butter and Help Prevent AIDS

MTV and the Body Shop have joined forces to raise funds to fight HIV/AIDS and encourage youths to practice safer sex. A newly launched Web site asks visitors to pledge to follow safer-sex guidelines. And the Body Shop is donating approximately $5... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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 »