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can you get hiv from spit in the eye

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sean Darcy
18 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Extremely unlikely: i have not heard of one instance of this occurring in the literature. I would recommend flushing your eye though with clean water to minimize other ba ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Impossible: That mode of transmission is impossible and HIV symptoms do not occur only 24 hours after exposure.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elise Sadoun
13 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: It is possible to get HIV this way. For more information, go to http://www.Cdc.Gov/oralhealth/infectioncontrol/faq/bloodborne_exposures.Htm.
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Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Possible: If there is blood in the mouth and they spit in your eye, there is possibility to develop hiv, if they are infected. But it has also to do with their ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If : If a small amount of spit from someone who is HIV positive enters your eye, there is an extremely low possibility that you would become infected. This ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience Pathology
Body secretions: While saliva is not as infectious as blood, transmission of HIV or other diseases can occur via this route. Post-exposure prophylaxis would be the saf ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
It would be unlikely: ...but could conceivably happen. If worried, you should get tested.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No risk: This is one of those theoretical risks that has never been known to happen. Don't worry about it. Of course if you are otherwise at risk or concerned ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No risk, no worry: Nobody has ever been known to catch HIV through a contaminated environment. You will be at risk if and when you are sexually acrive or if you use drug ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Address these fears: I think you understand that these fears are utterly unrealistic. During the old days, with several million families living with one member positive, t ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Krog
Specializes in General Practice
No HIV risk: A blog of spit into the eye carries no HIV transmission risk.
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