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can I get hiv from sharing a drink

A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
HIV is hard to Get: Nope. There is absolutely no risk for this activity.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
No: It's statistically impossible to contract HIV from sharing a drink or smoke or toilet seat or bus seat or the air we breathe.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
35 years experience Family Medicine
Family practice : Hep c and HIV is not contacted from sharing glasses. Needs blood or body secretion exposure. Hep c is treated by interferon injections which is 50 per ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Sharing drinks with someone with HIV will not pass on virus.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Roberts
10 years experience Family Medicine
no: No.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Very unlikely: Transmission by sharing a drinking straw is highly unlikely. See this site for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/transmission.html.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
HIV: Hiv infection is not easy to transmit and requires intimate contact, usually through sex or sharing of blood or tissues from an infected patient. It ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
No-: Passed through blood, saliva, or semen, HIV does not survive on dry surfaces for very long. Even if the knob has virus, it would still require a porta ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
It's possible.: Infectious mononucleosis (aka "mono") is indeed contagious as suggested by the name. Commonly referred to as "kissing disease", this viral infection i ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Very low risk: This is one of those theoretical risks, often listed in health advice about herpes. But in my 40+ years in the STD and infectious diseases business, I ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: You don't get HIV that way.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: The microbe is extremely fragile.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: If you had unprotected sex with that person you can get it. Also, if you performed unprotected oral sex on a male partner with it you can get a gonoc ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
22 years experience Gynecology
Less likely: HPV is typically transmitted with skin to skin contact
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Its possible: If the other person has a cold sore you could pick up the virus on your mouth or lips.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience Phlebology
Too many to list: Almost any infectious disease can be transmitted by sharing a drink . Anything from a cold [virus] to a cold sore[ virus] to bacteria like strep pyoge ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Absolutely not.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not if washed: Hpv cannot be transmitted if the utensils are washed prior to use. Hpv is transmitted from one warm moist place to another.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: HIV just won't travel this way. Hepatitis A travels fecal-oral; exceptionally poor hygiene by someone involved presents a risk but probably less than ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Pierce
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: All of the above, can be the source of acquiring hsv1. However 90% of the population has hsv1 anyway.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marianna Post
16 years experience Family Medicine
No: No, you can't.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
No: You cannot.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
HIV: Hiv will not be transmitted in this manner unless you are an infant drinking HIV carrying breast milk from the mother. Glad to hear you have no unprot ... Read More

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