can i get hiv from this
Apr 14, 2014
hi my bro freind visited earlier she is a girl (im a man) she sat on my chair and a couple of hours later i sat on my chair and it was wet i think she leaked vaginal fluid and she is positive is this a sign of hiv risk please comment asap thank you.
Response from Ms. Southall
Hi 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.
If this person did have HIV and left fluid behind them, once HIV leaves the body it begins to die and becomes unable to infect.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
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