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Hiv Virus And Eyes

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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 »

eye splash exposure with HIV and hepatitis infected blood

I had an exposure to blood from a pt who was both HIV positive and Hepatitis C positive blood. He... Read more »

HIV transmission from water splash in the eye/s in public restroom

I went to a movie theater yesterday. I was splashed in the eye with water by someone who had just... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Boston Globe Profiles HIV-Positive PEPFAR Interagency Coordinator in Kenya

... The Boston Globe on Tuesday profiled Warren Buckingham, the Kenya interagency coordinator for the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Boston Globe Examines HIV/AIDS in Zambian Town, HIV/AIDS Hospice Care in Africa

... The Boston Globe on Sunday examined life for young people living in Livingstone, Zambia, where it is hard for them "to trust the future, or Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Globe and Mail Examines Issues Surrounding Launch of Lesotho's Campaign to Offer HIV Tests to Everyone Over Age 12

... Toronto's Globe and Mail on Wednesday examined the issues surrounding the launch next month of the $12.5 million Know Your Status campaign Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Globe and Mail Examines Work of Former U.N. Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa Lewis in Lesotho

... Toronto's Globe and Mail on Monday examined how Stephen Lewis, former United Nations special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, "made Lesotho a Read more »
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can my eye/back and neck pain be acute HIV symptom

Posted by chirags, 2 Replies
...doc I have not seen any visible signs of blood on her lips when I have started kissing. After 2 days i had an ache near to my eyes(Upper side due to sinusitis blockage).That pain withered away within 5days.Then I had no problem for sometime.Now... Read more »

OCD, eye, and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...soap) with fresh water. I did I put my hands under the water and rinsed my nose. As I did this, I through some water inside my eye. now I am afraid that if that stain was blood, then I may have become infected with HIV, because I touched the... Read more »

swollen veins and red eyes (getting really down)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...terrible in bed, I'm now , after 10 months, starting to get out of bed. I still feel dreadful though, my glands are swollen and my eyes are really red, and my veins seem to be swollen , esp. on my palmsm arms and legs. I was tested for HIV out to... Read more »

Shoud I get tested

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...device to measure my eye pressure. I didn't see him disinfect that instrument before put it on my eye ball. As far as I know, HIV virus does exist in tears and on eye linings. I checked the website of related regulation organization. It was... Read more »