Possibility Of Getting Hiv From Spitting In Food

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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
...this haunting experience. Remember, I live in Arizona where it is HOTT. I took my mother out to see fireworks and bought some food and took it with us in the plastic bag from the store. Once we got home from the fireworks, I went and threw the... Read more »

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... 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 »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...never been shown to result in transmission of HIV, and there is no documented case of transmission from an HIV-infected person spitting on another person. Can I get HIV from casual contact (shaking hands, hugging, using a toilet, drinking from... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...need to be afraid of getting or passing HIV by casual contact. Remember, HIV is not transmitted by: Hugs Dancing Sharing food or drinks Using a shower, bath, or bed used by an HIV-positive person Kissing (between people with no... 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 »