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Spit In Eye And HIV Risk

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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 »

Spit in the Eye or Baby Sneeze?

Dear Rick, Is it possible to get HIV from a child who has spit in your face and their sailiva gets... Read more »

Spit (with or without blood) in the eye

Hello Dr,I am very well aware of the huge number of questions in respect of the transmission of HIV... Read more »
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Lambda Legal

When Will They Learn? Spit Does Not Transmit!

An HIV-positive man in Ohio spits to clear mace from his mouth during an arrest, is convicted of assault with a "deadly weapon," and is sentenced to a 3 to 15 year prison term. Another man with HIV allegedly spits during a heated traffic altercation... Read more »
Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project

Spit and Other "Deadly Weapons"

In May of this year, a 42-year-old HIV positive man in Texas who spat at a police officer during an arrest received a cumulative sentence of 35 years by a Dallas court after a jury was convinced that the man had used his saliva as a "deadly weapon."... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

China Eyes 90 Percent Coverage of HIV/AIDS Interventions Among High-Risk Populations

Interventions to prevent and control HIV among China's high-risk groups should grow to 90 percent coverage by 2015, according to a five-year plan adopted by the State Council AIDS Working Committee, which met Friday. Vice Premier Li Keqiang listed... Read more »
Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project

Open Space to Respond to Sentencing of HIV-Positive Man for Spitting

On May 14 Willie 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... Read more »
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spit on eyes and mouth with saliva and black colour blood by an organophosphate poisoning patient

Posted by drsumit, 1 Reply
Respected sir,while working in the emergency department a patient came with organophosphate poisoning with hypersalivation and disoriented while i was inserting ryle's tube he strongly coughed and spit on me with saliva stainned with black colour... Read more »

So is it possible to get hiv through spit talk?

Posted by AZT, 2 Replies
Basically, I'm just curious if it's possible to get hiv if particals of spite got into your eye/mouth. I know they say it's possible if can see blood in it, but what it was so small you weren't able to watch coming on to your face/eye, or you just... Read more »

Spit dangerous?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I feel this 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... Read more »

HIV Risk - Blood in Eye & Glass Cut

Posted by pupiz, 2 Replies
Hi, all. Please let me know if I am at risk for HIV from these to encounters. I was in Canada on vacation a couple of weeks ago and we left at about in the morning and came back at about 3:00pm. When we left the maid was cleaning the suite beside... Read more »