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White Discharge After Touching Spit Worried I Have HIV

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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 Read more »

HIV in spit?

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Stripper Spit on Head of Penis = HIV Worry

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What Is the Craziest Myth You've Heard About HIV/AIDS?

...again, is that the government put this out here to kill black people. And it's outlandish to me because I see a whole bunch of white people dying. So somebody messed up on that myth.    Winston Clark, The Gathering Center ,... Read more »
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What Is the Craziest Myth You've Heard About HIV/AIDS?

...about HIV has to do more with a cure for HIV than about transmission or infection. I've had two patients in the past year, one white, one black, one male and one female, who have come to me with a cure for HIV that involved mixing a potion of... 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 »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...review from HIV InSite . 3. Your mind is a powerful thing. Your mind can make it seem as if your tongue is covered in the white spots that sometimes indicate thrush , when in fact it's perfectly pink. Your mind can also make you feel tired... Read more »
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Worried about HIV from fist fight and braces

Posted by worriedboy4321
...the cut still remained inside my cheek.It has healed completely now,I was bleeding but not alot,my mouth was numb and i was spitting blood . after that a few more of them punched me again,but i did not bleed from the other impacts,and i dont... Read more »

Positive for Hep C and now worried about HIV

Posted by Worrywart28, 2 Replies
...exception of 2 things. My hiv results hadn't come in but she said this is normal because they have to mail that test. Still, that worries me. She also told me i tested "reactive" to Hepatitis C. My range was very low though. Anything over 1.00 is... Read more »

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 »

Long-term HIV and Aids survivors' health worrying

Posted by ScotCharles
...From KaiserNet January 8, 2008 Some experts and doctors recently have voiced concerns that people who were diagnosed with HIV and Aids in the early years of the epidemic are experiencing "premature[e]" or "disproportionate numbers" of ailments... Read more »