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Can You Catch AIDS From Drinking Water

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Catching via drinking

My friends son is Hiv+If he drinks a glass of water and I drink from the same glass after swilling under tap, and he has bleeding gums could I get aids ?...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
HIV is NOT transmitted via casual contact such as sharing eating utensils or drinking glasses. DR... Read more »

HIV from drinking blood from a water fountain?

Is it possible to get HIV from accidentally drinking blood from a water fountain?... Read more »

Drinking water from a bottle of an HIV Person?

Can you get HIV from drinking water from a bottle of an HIV infected person?... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Is Drinking Water in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, Safe for Infant Formula?

In developed countries, HIV transmission from mother-to-child has decreased dramatically by the use of antiretroviral therapy and replacement of breast-feeding with infant formula. In developing countries, short-course zidovudine and nevirapine... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IRIN/PlusNews Examines Efforts to Increase Access to Safe Drinking Water Among HIV-Positive People in Sudan

IRIN/ PlusNews on Monday examined efforts to increase access to safe drinking water among HIV-positive people living in Sudan. According to IRIN/ PlusNews , people living with HIV are especially vulnerable to diseases that can be spread through... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Ethiopian Government Working to Improve Access to Clean Toilets, Safe Water for People Living With HIV

PlusNews examines how a lack of access to clean toilets, safe drinking water, and "information on the prevention of common opportunistic infections means many Ethiopians living with HIV continue to contract easily preventable diseases." The news... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Report: Number of Women With HIV/AIDS in China Catching Up With Men

The number of female HIV/AIDS patients in China is quickly catching up with that of men, Xinhua News Agency quoted a Ministry of Health report as saying Wednesday. Just ten years ago in China, the ratio of male HIV/AIDS patients to female was 5 to... Read more »
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Risk of Catching HIV in Single Sex Act Low

Posted by Anon_E_Moose, 2 Replies

By DANIEL Q. HANEY, AP Medical Editor

CHICAGO (AP) - A study of heterosexual couples in Africa
concludes that the chance of catching the AIDS (news - web sites) virus from a single
sexual encounter with an infected person is one in 588.

This risk is...

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Can you get hiv if some vaginal fluid got mixed in a water bottle and you drank it.

Posted by AZT, 4 Replies
I mean would you be able to taste it, and if you couldn't is there any chance of getting hiv from it? Read more »

Can I catch HIV this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am really worried about an incident that happened 10 months ago and am freaking out over whether I could have caught HIV infection.

I was using a public bathroom and by accident the crotch of my underwear touched the toilet seat. I didn't think... Read more »

i hope my boyfriend didn't catch it....

Posted by Erica, 1 Reply
I am a 29 yr old recovering herion addict, i have been experiencing a lot of signs of HIV. I am soooo scared i have infected my boyfriend, i left him and the house today in a pure panic, I have a test in the am, but I am sure I do have it, please... Read more »