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10 Common Fears About HIV Transmission

August 22, 2017


Sharing Food

8. Sharing Food

Whether it's picking up chips from the same dish or biting into the burger that an HIV-positive friend has been eating, sharing food does not represent an HIV risk. HIV is not transmitted through saliva; this is why you can also use the same utensils, drink from the same glass or even chew the same piece of gum as HIV-positive people and not worry about becoming infected.

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