A 28-year-old female asked:
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is getting blood or semen splatter on the eyes/mouth/nose/ears a risk for hiv? have there ever been any documented cases? thank you so much.

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Dr. Steven Back
6 years experience Internal Medicine
HIV risk : The short answer is yes, if you get blood or semen from an HIV positive patient in your mouth or eyes there is a risk for transmission of the virus to you. You should get tested as soon as possible and discuss post exposure treatment with your doctor.
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
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