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Disease Transmission Through Spitting!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous121
  • January 29, 2008
  • 06:26 PM

I was recently in a situation where I was spit in the face by a seemingly mentally ill homeless man about 4 days ago. Some saliva may have gotten in my mouth. I have been feverishly researching diseases that can be spread this way and have come across quite a few. HIV is pretty much ruled out, but I am still a little anxious. Other diseases like Hepatitis B and bacterial meningitis have come up as well. How worried should I be about contracting any of these conditions? Should I get tested? If so, how long should I wait?

I know this is a peculiar question, but any advice would be appreciated.

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  • Oviously see if the guy had anything first before jumping to a drastic stage.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 30, 2008
    • 08:22 PM
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