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Can You Get AIDS From Sharing A Drink

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aids from sharing drinks.

My brother in law was just diagnosed with aids. We have shared drinks in the past. Am I at risk of having contracted the HIV/aids virus?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

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HiThere is no risk at all!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... Read more »

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Dear Dr. Bob, Is there a risk drinking from the same glass with gum-diseased hiv + people ? Is it... Read more »

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Posted by radar, 3 Replies
I have to admit that I never thought I would live this long. When I was told that I was HIV+ the life expectancy was only 2 1/2 yrs. I blew past that long ago.

Sometimes I wonder why I'm still here. I have watched a lot of friends and even a cousin... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous
I'm a student and have recently gotten involved in a project which aims to find out about women's issues in HIV/AIDS. Is it different living with the disease being a woman? Are there specific problems women face being infected? I'm trying to find... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi everyone, I'm a student and am trying to find out about issues women face being HIV infected or having AIDS. I don't know if you would agree, but I think women's issues still don't get enough attention.
I'm looking for someone who would like to... Read more »

Just wanted to share this..

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've been an HIV worrier for over 2 months now since I started displaying weird ongoing symptoms. All my exposures were over 5 years ago. Tested neg 2 times last month on ELISA at different labs, plus my husband also tested neg. I'm thinking maybe... Read more »