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Hiv How Is It Transmitted

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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 acquisition via this route would be extremely remote at best.Dr. Bob Read more »

HIV transmitted by a contact lens?

I dropped one of my contact lenses onto the floor of a men's public restroom the other day. The... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Can Be Transmitted Through Pre-Chewed Food, Researchers Say

...providers and HIV-positive caregivers to be aware of the risks of pre-chewing. They also advised caregivers living with HIV/AIDS to not pre-chew food for infants (Reuters, 2/6). The researchers also said that they reported the three cases in an... Read more »
The Well Project

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV/AIDS

...are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. HIV HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV is the virus that causesAIDS. More than 25 percent of HIV+ people do not know they are infected. Manyof them look and feel healthy and do not... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

How Do You Talk To Your Partners About HIV/AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)?

...There is no easy answer concerning how to talk to a partner about HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Although many people find it easy tohave sex, they find it extremely difficult to talk Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

One-Quarter of Canadians Believe HIV Can Be Transmitted Through Kissing, Mosquito Bites, Poll Says

...Approximately one in four Canadians believes HIV/AIDS can be transmitted through kissing and mosquito bites, indicating a "knowledge gap" in the general public regarding the disease, Read more »
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Can HIV be transmitted via a nitrous balloon?

Posted by vanessa1013, 3 Replies
...party, nitrous balloons were being passed around. I took several hits...And now I am wondering if there is any chance I can get HIV from sharing a balloon. I took an oral HIV test at Planned Parenthood on 9/30/10. It was negative. I tested for... Read more »

Re: Can HIV be transmitted via a nitrous balloon?

Posted by vanessa1013, 1 Reply
...(Look for my original post "Can HIV be transmitted via a nitrous balloon?") Hi there, Thank you in advance for reading... I attended a "rave" like party on 8/21/10. Read more »

hiv transmits through kissing

Posted by maruti, 2 Replies
...26,last week i kissed one girl its a open mouth kiss for 20secs,there was no blood in my mouth,no cuts,there is any chance to get hiv infection for me,plz help me i was scared Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted through Oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Can HIV be transmitted through Oral sex? Read more »