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can you get hiv by drinking blood

A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
28 years experience Family Medicine
No: I would say you have a better chance of getting struck by lightning 3 times than catching HIV from blood on a bottle top. HIV virus cannot survive on ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Very low: Unless you had open sores in your mouth. If it will reassure you, then get tested. In future, drinking blood of another person is not a good idea. Tha ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Highly unlikely: Highly unlikely but why would someone do that?
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Unlikely: You have just won the weird question of the month award. The risk is very low.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes, but : If the non-affected person has an open sore that gets exposed to the blood on the water bottle s/he could get infected.
A male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Why will you do it: What you are asking does not make any sense.HIV infected virus.There is a theoretical risk that if you have a sore or a break in the mucous membrane o ... Read More
A 27-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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
WOW!: This is the wildest question I have ever been asked in 30 years. It would not be safe to drink HIV positive blood. The virus can be absorbed through y ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes,probably but why: Theoretically, probably yes, but why would you want to drink another person's blood? I guess perhaps if you were having rough sex and bit someone who ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Cahill
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Interesting: Based on your description of exposure, almost certainly not. HIV is a blood-borne disease and generally requires direct blood to blood contact. Saliva ... Read More
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