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Hiv Risk From Spit

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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
...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 »

spit or swallow which is safer ? (SPIT OR SWALLOW, 2010)

what is safer to spit or to swallow ? is it safe to spit ? can you still get an std from if you... Read more »

swallow or spit (SPIT OR SWALLOW, 2009)

hi, is it safe to swallow the cum from a guy? some says its okay but I want to be assured Read more »
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A Telling Tale of Trick or Treat: Remember to Spit, Don't Swallow!

...gaggle of horned-up hotties in a jacuzzi. Hopefully those participating in these casual sex-a-thons realize the increased level of risk and take appropriate precautions against STDs, including HIV. Disclosure becomes more of an issue when an... 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

...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"

...and Prevention (CDC) has long maintained that contact with saliva, tears, or sweat does not expose others to an appreciable risk of HIV transmission. In light of increasing HIV prevalence in the United States, it is incumbent upon the CDC to... Read more »
Criminal HIV Transmission

Urgent Action Required to Fight Unscientific, Stigmatising Nebraska Bill That Will Criminalise Body Fluid Assault on Public Safety Officers

... 1. The proposed language in Sec. 2(3) is contrary to science None of the actions criminalised in this Bill pose a real risk of HIV transmission. Spitting while HIV-positive poses no risk of HIV transmission. The Centers for Disease Control... Read more »
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Posted by livinghappy, 1 Reply
...and straight who spread it on purpose ive read about it i hope those people burn in hell and are tortutred to death i would spit on there grave rest in piss! Read more »

Question about risk

Posted by rj879, 2 Replies
...out and rinse my mouth about 2 minutes later. One hour later I rinse my mouth out with listerne. My questions are: 1. How risky was this? Could anyone put a number on how risky this could be. 2. How soon should I wait to be tested. I am... Read more »

I'm SCARED to DEATH!

Posted by oscar, 2 Replies
...I was out with couple of friends tonight. We were having a chat..and suddenly a spit from mouth a "high-risk" friend came into my mouth. There was an open injury (bleeding) in my mouth so when his spit came into my mouth, I'm scared Read more »

scared

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I was talking to a stranger and he spitted into my Eyes. can i get HIV this way. What if he spitted blood. Thank u for your reply. Read more »