A 19-year-old female asked:
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how long can hiv virus survive on lipsticks? i used a hiv friend's lipstick that she used a month before.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Little risk: Even if your friend has HIV, there is minimal risk. If you wish to be tested get a HIV nucleic acid test in 6 months, if that is negative it would rule out HIV. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine.
Answered on Mar 1, 2016

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