aids from sharing drinks.
Feb 26, 2014
My brother in law was just diagnosed with aids. We have shared drinks in the past. Am I at risk of having contracted the HIV/aids virus?
Response from Ms. Southall
Hi There is no risk at all! HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to child through breast feeding. This most commonly occurs through unprotected vaginal or anal sex and sharing of needles. Casual contact, sharing utensils, drinking after someone, etc are not way for HIV transmission to occur. If you go to this link HIV101 it will take you to our page that talks about the ways in which HIV is and is not transmitted.
The role at this point is actually reduced, because your brother in law has a compromised immune system it easier for him to get something from you than you getting HIV from him.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
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