Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Read Now: TheBodyPRO.com Covers AIDS 2014
   
Ask the Experts About

Substance Use and HIVSubstance Use and HIV
           
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


Sharing a meth pipe with someone who has AIDS
May 18, 2013

I just relapsed on meth and was sharing a pipe when one of the people I was smoking with admitted to having AIDS. I'm really freaked out because I tend to bite the inside of my lip sometimes till it bleeds but at that time I didn't have blood in my mouth. I am kind of worried I have contracted HIV.

Response from Dr. Fawcett

It is impossible to get HIV by sharing household objects or, for that matter, crack pipes. However, if you have an open sore in your mouth and have contact with body fluids like blood or semen carrying the HIV virus, there is a theoretical opportunity for infection. My feeling is that the biggest risk you have from the scenario you describe is using meth. Here is a link to CMA do everything you can to get back into recovery.

Take care,

David



Previous
Smoking marijuana and have AIDS Dementia
Next
gym supplement

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement