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Is It Possible To Get Hiv From Sharing A Straw Or A Cup
No: Simply no. Just as you can't get pregnant that way. Life's hard enough without these kinds of fears. During the bad old days in which there was no treatment, family members simply didn't catch HIV from each other except by sex or sharing IV drug needles. Please relax and enjoy the company of others. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
Chlamydia: It is so unlikely that i would say no. Chlamydia is a sticky bug that can line the infected persons throat, urethra or cervix or rectal tissues. The infected fluids are more likely to be semen or vaginal fluids than saliva. But, in the extreme case, oral or salvia transmission has occurred. But that is not the norm and i would advise not to worry about sharing cups. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No risk: Extremely unlikely. Don't worry about it.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it possible to get Oral herpes, specifically, from sharing a glass with someone? If so, how soon could it develop?
Very rare: In general, HSV is transmitted only by direct skin to skin contact with an infected person, like kissing or sex. The virus is rarely if ever transmitted by sharing drinking or eating utensils. Also not by shared towels, clothing, or toilets. Whenever HSV is caught, symptoms usually start 3-5 days later, sometimes up to 10-14 days. ...Read more
Kissing infect teeth: Yes, the tooth germ can be transmitted mouth to mouth. But it takes a lot of sharing. ...Read more
Is it possible for a person to contract the HIV virus at a barbershop while getting their hair cut or a shave?
Not likely,,,: This is highly remote if at all possible. First, the HIV virus is fragile, so even if there was some blood or tissue that was positive on the scissors or razor, it would die before having a chance to infect another person. Second, most, if not all barber-shops have an alcohol/cleaning fluid beaker/bucket that the tools are put in between uses so anything should be killed. Good luck. ...Read more
Doubtful: This carries almost no exposure to disease. It is highly, highly unlikely. ...Read more
No/maybe: If that person is high risk and was negative during the window period (1-3 months after exposure) but since has converted, then there is still a chance of getting the disease from them. If that person is still negative since, then you are not at risk. ...Read more
No: Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection. It is normally spread through unprotected penile - vaginal or anal intercourse. More rarely, it can be transmitted with penile oral sex. It cannot be passed via sharing a drink and I am unaware of any reports that it can be passed by kissing. ...Read more
No: The only way you would be able to get it if somebody's mouth were in contact with the toilet seat and your mouth was in contact with it immediately after. ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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