Expert on infectious diseases in children
David Speert is an MD, and Professor and Head of the Division of Infectious and Immunological Diseases in the Department of Pediatrics, UBC and Children's Hospital.
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Can you contract diseases if someone's saliva gets in your eyes? A really disgusting thing happened to me the other day. I was walking down the street and there was a strong breeze. Two people walking in front of me were talking and all off a sudden this spray of spit hits me in the face and gets into my eyes. After the initial feeling of total disgust I started to worry about this guy's health. What if he had HIV, or some other contagious disease? Is it possible it get infected in this bizarre way?