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can you get aids from sharing a bottled drink with someone?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
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 is not transmittee through inanimate objects by sharing drinks.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

How do people get aids?

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Dr. Marianne DiNapoli answered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
Bodily fluids: Aids (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) is caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus. Hiv is spread in bodily fluids, including semen, vaginal secretions, blood, and breast milk. People usually get aids by having unprotected sex with an infected partner, sharing needles with an infected person, or breastfeeding from an infected mother.
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Can you get aids from using a sunbed?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Not likely: No.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Are any genders / races more likely to get aids?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Yes: The differences aren't biological. In the us, men are more likely to be infected because of transmission among gay men. But in africa, where's it's mostly a heterosexual epidemic, there's no significant gender difference. In the us, blacks are disproportionately infected compared to whites, but this is not based on a biologic predisposition. Hiv affects all races and both genders.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to get aids simply by drinking from an unwashed cup of a person who has aids?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
HIV, AIDS : Hiv is only transmitted through sex and blood (directly from bleeding or through blood transfusion. One will not contract HIV through kissing, spitting or using cups and utensils previously used by a person who has aids.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Tell us how can you get aids from kissing?

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Dr. Frank Lane
Psychiatry 39 years experience
It's unlikely...: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the pathogen that can cause autoimmune disease syndrome (aids) and must be tranmitted through a body fluid, usually blood or those exchanged during sexual intercourse. Some people kiss without exchanging any bodily fluids, as in "a kiss on the cheek" but, with exchange of saliva, there is some risk...With an open wound in the oral cavity, risk goes up...

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