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could i obtain the human immunodeficiency virus (hiv) from eating after someone that has it?

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Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
No: Hiv is not transmissible by sharing food or utensils. Hiv is spread by directly sharing body fluids such as semen or blood. This most commonly happens during sexual intercourse and / or with needle sharing. Always use a condom and spermicidal lubricant with sex and never re-use a needle that has been used by another person. Be safe.
Answered on Oct 24, 2015

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