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is it possible to get hiv from sharing a straw or a cup

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Extremely unlikely: The HIV virus has been found in saliva but in such low concentrations that possible infection from saliva is extremely remote. In theory, however, it ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
HIV is Hard to Get: I will pretend you are smarter than your question implies. Hiv is contracted from direct exposure of blood or semen or other active densely populated ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: Simply no. Just as you can't get pregnant that way. Life's hard enough without these kinds of fears. During the bad old days in which there was no tre ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
47 years experience Dentistry
Sharing drinks: All health care professionals are trained in infection control and communicable diseases yearly. The cdc standards for preventing blood borne pathogen ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
25 years experience Infectious Disease
No: No. There has never been a documented case of HIV spread by sharing straws.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Hiv is transmitted by intimate contact. Either sexually, by transfer of blood through transfusion or sharing of needles during drug use, by organ tran ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Sharing drinks with someone with HIV will not pass on virus.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
HIV is hard to Get: Nope. There is absolutely no risk for this activity.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Very unlikely: Common sense says not to share razors, to prevent skin infections as well as blood borne infections like HIV and hepatitis B and C. However, it is a t ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
41 years experience Pathology
Unlikely: In theory, since HIV can be found in saliva of infected individuals, sharing lipstick could transfer virus. However this would be a highly inefficien ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
14 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: Hiv is obtained through seminal fluids or blood. Unless you are smoking a blood-laden or semen-laden cigarette, you are at no risk. Saliva will not tr ... Read More
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