Can you get hiv from sweat on keyboard if then touch a cut ?
Jun 23, 2014
Yestarday at the office, i cleaned my keyboard and mouse with a wet tissue and then, by mistake, i used the same tissue to wipe my lips. And i had a small cut in my lips. Another person had use the keybord before me, about 6 - 7 hours ago and the keyboard had sweat stains. Thats why i desided to clean it... My question is if it is possible to get hiv by using the same tissue for the dirty keyboard and for my lips, where i remind you, i had a small cut. Thank you...
Response from Ms. Southall
Hi You cannot get HIV from sharing utensils, drinking after someone etc. You cannot get HIV as well at a hair salon, manicurist, sharing razors etc.
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. Also important to know is that once HIV leaves the body it begins to die and becomes unable to infect.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
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