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A customer spits when he talks and some of it got on me and

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a customer spits when he talks and some of it got on me and might have got in my eye. can i get aids from this?

Hello -

 

No, you are not going to get AIDS from this.

 

Saliva is not going to spread the HIV virus.

Blood would spread the virus.

 

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
so if saliva doesnt contain aids why do they say you can get it from kissing?

From https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/transmission.html

 

"Deep, open-mouth kissing if both partners have sores or bleeding gums and blood from the HIV-positive partner gets into the bloodstream of the HIV-negative partner. HIV is not spread through saliva."

You can't get it from normal kissing. If you are bleeding in the mouth -- that could spread the virus.

Dr. Mark, Physician / Surgeon
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 19674
Experience: U.S. Surgeon / Neurological Surgery
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Customer: replied 16 days ago.
thank you
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
so being kissed or kissing on the cheek is ok?

Hello this is Dr. G, I'm a licensed physician.

Kissing on the cheek is okay.

I also wanted to confirm that saliva does not contain the HIV virus.