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Is Touching Spit Safe

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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
...garbage cans here. Don't know what they are looking for. My question is, if a person who has HIV+ just went through and has been touching my garbage and digging around all inside the can and he/she was grabbing on everything THE LID AND INSIDE OF... Read more »

spitting on penis (SALIVA, 2009)

dear doc,i have read your site and you are doing a great job by helping out people in need and i... 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 »
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A Telling Tale of Trick or Treat: Remember to Spit, Don't Swallow!

...immediate deal breaker for impending nookie. And, let's face it, none of us enjoys rejection or being looked at as if one's touch was toxic. Also, there are plenty of cases where this sensitive private information has been leaked or shared by a... 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

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 »
Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project

Spit and Other "Deadly Weapons"

...media has reported on at least three other cases of the criminal prosecution of people accused of exposing others to HIV by spitting. Criminalizing transmission of HIV exacerbates vulnerability to infection; it has no preventative effects,... 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 »

19 and scared

Posted by Gressi, 1 Reply
...down and began to do her business, it lasted about 5 minutes and she finished by giving me a hand job. I did ask her if I could touch her privates and I did, no finger insertion. I took the condom off when I finished and she spat into it, No... Read more »

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 »

Concerned

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...a line and one other pimple looking spot a few inches from that one they do not itch at all in fact the hurt a little if you touch them. I'm afraid this may be the time my luck runs out. This all took place Memorial day so I have some time before... Read more »