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This is Dr. D.J., experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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The risk of any infection like HIV or any other STD is very low.
In fact it is rare to get any disease in this manner.
The reasons are as follows:
1. You do not have any open wound in your eyes.
2. The amount of saliva in the a bottle of water is very low --gets diluted with the amount of water--hence any virus will be very low in quantity not enough to infect someone.
3. The virus gets inactivated outside the body within few minutes --so it is unlikely you will get any infection in this manner.
No further testing or treatment is recommended from this incident.
Since you are healthy, your immune system is strong enough to fight off any low amount of germs even if present in the water.
Do not worry.
Please read my replies above.
Thanks a lot for your answer =) However, correct me if I'm wrong: I've read about some viruses that can live even weeks outside the body
So those are the ones that concern me =(
no --HIV or hepatitis C virus do not live that long.
And the amount of virus in saliva is very low not enough to infect with bottled water
ok, I see. So no need to worry about any other kind? not necessarily STDs...
not at all.
=) thanks. I hate even drinking some else's water so imagine my concern with someone else's saliva in my eyes!! =S. I just want to be 200% sure that I need not worry
Yes I understand your concern fully.
No you can be absolutely sure --no harm done
and just the last thing to cover everything...about these flowers which I really hate to buy in that particular place. Even if that was the case with the one used here, your answer would be the same?
=) thanks again! I hate to be this paranoic but I also hate to stay with doubts
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thanks, Dr.!! I surely will!! sorry sorry but just one more question that popped up now.....as a general rule you can consider that eye mucouses are indeed protective unless they have a cut or something?
Yes correct --they are also protective
=) ok then! thanks for your time and consideration. Have a good night