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A 32-year-old male asked:

Can hiv be transmit trough a blood in drinking water bottle ?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
No: Please forgive me if your question leaves me puzzled and skeptical. Thankfully, oral ingestion turns out to be an extremely ineffective way of transmitting the virus. If you have obsessive thoughts that people are sneaking infectious blood into your food and drink, you need to talk about this with your personal physician. Our minds can play cruel tricks on us, and this can be treated.
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