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What is the percentage of chance that HIV coud be spread through sharing smoking pipes/nasal tooters

Mar 17, 2013

I have been looking for recent, accurate information regarding the likelihood of HIV being transmitted from one person to another via shared smoking pipes and/or nasal tooters. Could you please provide me with the percentages of chance, and more recent information that is valid?

Response from Mr. Glenn

Thanks for your question,

Here's the thing: you're not finding information about this kind of transmission because it really doesn't happen.

For someone to get HIV, there needs to be a body fluid with HIV (blood, semen, breast milk, or vaginal fluid) coming out of someone's body and going immediately/directly inside of someone else's body. All of that needs to happens. In the case your describing, none of that really happens.

Hope that helps!


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