|HIV transmission from pill given by HIV positive
Apr 28, 2013
Dear Mr. Glenn,
I am from Indonesia and I am living with an HIV positive housemate who are already taking anti-retroviral drugs for a month now. Few days ago, I had an acute attack of my gouty and I asked him out of desperation to hand me over my medicine (divided into two pieces) . He put the medicine in his hand and put it directly in my mouth. I do not know if his hands were clean or if there are any body fluids on it but apparently, I did not see anything. I am just as worried though. Am I at risk for any HIV transmission in this manner? Thanks very much
| Response from Mr. Glenn
Thanks for your question,
The only way there would be any risk is if he had wet blood on his hand and a significant amount of that got into your mouth. But it doesn't sound like that was the case. It would be unlikely.
Hope this helps,
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