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Is It Possible To Get Hiv From Sharing A Straw Or A Cup
Extremely rare: It is extremely rare for this to happen. You cannot get HIV from eating food contaminated by small amounts of HIV infected blood. HIV does not live long outside the body. Exposure of the food to cooking heat, air or the acid in the stomach will kill the virus. There have been rare cases reported of children contracting HIV from their caregivers who are HIV infected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Sharing drinks: All health care professionals are trained in infection control and communicable diseases yearly. The cdc standards for preventing blood borne pathogens is key information. Most disease need a minimum amount to be transmitted successfully to another. Fortunately HIV is a very fragile virus out of a host. Dies in seconds. Transmission requires 10cc .Thats 2 teaspoons. But still get a check ...Read more
Is it possible to get HIV from someone by sharing a cookie? The non infected person has their wisdom teeth growing in.
HIV is Hard to get: Nope. Not in any way.Get a more detailed answer ›
Very unlikely: Common sense says not to share razors, to prevent skin infections as well as blood borne infections like HIV and hepatitis B and C. However, it is a theoretical transmission mechanism that has never been reported as the actual source of somone's HIV infection. Don't share razors (except maybe your own mutually monogamous sex partner), but don't worry if it happens once or twice by accident. ...Read more
Unlikely: In theory, since HIV can be found in saliva of infected individuals, sharing lipstick could transfer virus. However this would be a highly inefficient way to transfer enough virus to cause an infection in the second user of the lipstick and is most unlikely to actually happen. Still it would be prudent to not share lipstick. ...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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