A 26-year-old male asked:
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wonder if there was blood inside drinking straw , can hiv virus live inside it or its like a used needle?air enters hard inside?i̇f have cut smthng thx

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No risk, no worry: It is very difficult to catch HIV by swallowing it. There is no realistic chance of blood in the straw (where would it come from???), but even if there were, you would not be at risk.
Answered on Jul 1, 2017
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