[Question #1005] doubt

49 months ago
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i was washing my hands after the food, that time one of my friend was mouth washing using water , during mouth wash using water , he laughed suddenly and whole water that was inside his mouth fell/ spat on my eyes and face. if he has any bleeding gums , water that got inside my eyes and face would have mixed with blood. is this pose a risk??

2)if other person saliva spat on eyes , if this saliva  contains any blood . would this pose hiv risk
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
49 months ago
Welcome to the forum. Thanks for your question.

You never mention HIV, but most likely that is your concern. No worries. HIV is never transmitted by this kind of contact, i.e. not by exposure to saliva or oral fluids. Even if your friend has HIV, you are not at risk. Even saliva with blood is no risk; saliva kills HIV, which is one reason why oral fluids rarely transmit it and getting HIV in the mouth usually isn't a risk.

So no worries, no need for testing.

I hope this has helped. Best wishes--  HHH, MD


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49 months ago
yes my concern was hiv . what i meant is one of friend was mouth washing using water  , suddenly he laughed and whole water fell / spat on my eyes and mouth. i am concerned that my friend has bleeding gums , it obvious that water mixed with blood before entering my mouth and eyes . do you think it is a hiv  risk??
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
49 months ago
Still no risk. You don't get HIV from other people except by sex or by sharing injection equipment, or other much larger blood exposures than those you mention here. There are no exceptoins. The way to avoid HIV your whole life is to choose sex partners wisely, use condoms if any partners might be risky, and don't share drug injection equipment with other persons. Do not worry about any other contact of any kind with other people.

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49 months ago
Sir, I thank you so much ....just 1 more incident
1) I was standing below a ladder one day, there was guy on the ladder doing some maintenance work, after some time I felt some liquid fallen in eyes. If the liquid fallen in my eyes is blood. Should be concerned of hiv risk??
2) how much amount of blood is.requried for hiv transmission?
3)is.der anyone got hiv like this??

I request answer my kindly ,thank you
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
49 months ago
Sigh. Did you even look at my reply above???

1) No

 2) Depends on the type of exposure, e.g. via needles, blood transfusion, or other routes.

3) Of course not.

Fears like this usually are a sign of a serious mental health disorder. Please consider professional counseling about it. I suggest it from compassion, not criticicm.

That completes the three follow-up comments and replies that come with each new question, and so ends this thread.

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