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Hiv And Spit

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HIV in spit?

I was at work today and a customer was very heated that I wouldn't allow him to use a credit card that belonged to his wife. We have rules that no one but the card holder can use a credit card... he was unhappy and even looking drunk (happy 4th of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk from Mr. Angry McSpitter is nonexistent. You can read of many similar concerns in the archives of this forum. Have a look.I am concerned that your Read more »

Son with HIV spitting up blood given meds not seen

My son is HIV positive and became ill with flu-like symptoms last week. Two days ago he began... Read more »

hiv spit assault

I am HIV+, I have been charge with "assult causing bodily harm after alegedly spitting on her arm... Read more »
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Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project

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

...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 "deadly weapon,"... Read more »
The Body

New Nebraska Bill Proposes Increased Penalties for Spitting on Cops if You're Living With HIV or Hepatitis; Media Fails in Its Reporting

...scientifically proven fact didn't stop Nebraska State Senator Mike Gloor. On Jan. 10, Gloor proposed a bill that would make spitting on a police officer a misdemeanor in his state, but for someone living with HIV or hep C, the punishment would... Read more »
Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project

Spit and Other "Deadly Weapons"

...outlets around the world picked up news of the case -- but only a handful clarified the impossibility of contracting HIV by being spit on. Since then, the media has reported on at least three other cases of the criminal prosecution of people... Read more »
The Body

A Telling Tale of Trick or Treat: Remember to Spit, Don't Swallow!

...rephrase his advice in a less contemplative fashion: If someone blows a load of rejection your way because you are poz, just spit, don't swallow! Want to get in touch with Dr. Bob? You can reach him through his "Ask the Experts" forum , by... Read more »
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Spit dangerous?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...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 need to... Read more »

Worried, please respond

Posted by bocca2662
...thing that worries me about a possible exposure to HIV is that after he left I went into the bathroom to wash my mouth out and I spit first and there was visible blood. I hadn't noticed any before when he was there or when we were fooling around... 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 »

Poofy!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I am getting tested for HIV this week. I am nervous because I have weird looking poofy spit. Read more »