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Getting HIV From Drinking Water

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Can you get HIV from drinking water mixed with blood?

I was at the gym recently and left my water bottle out in the open. After getting changed, I went to retrieve it, from a running track. After about 5 hours, I drank most of the bottle, but then it occurred to me that perhaps someone with HIV spat...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

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There is no risk from a situation like this.Yes, this does seem absurd. If this kind of thing is something that you think about often you may be what we call <a href="http://www.thebody.com/content/art2306.html"... Read more »

Can I get infected by drinking water out of someone's bottle with HIV if i have cavities?

Please help me- I accidentally drank water out of someone's bottle who has HIV, and i am very... Read more »

Blood in drinking water

Dear Dr. Bob,Thanks for being around to assist. I had this rather unusual encounter, I was with... Read more »
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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 »
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

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

Safe Food and Water

Why should I be careful about food and water? What illnesses caused by germs in food and water do people with HIV commonly get? Do only people with HIV get these illnesses? Are these illnesses the same in people with HIV as in other people? ... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

touched blood in water

Posted by 613, 2 Replies
I think this is my OCD getting the better of me but here goes.

Last night at a Halloween punk/metal show I and a friend of mine had fake blood on our hands.

We washed them together in a bucket of water. He then said he cut his hand and was washing the... Read more »

The Miracle which I need as water

Posted by Leon88, 3 Replies
hey people, I am 24 years old bisexual guy. I have a boyfriend since September 10, 2012... We had really interesting and different relationship and that's why I've decided to have unprotected sex with him. I was bottom only two times with him and... Read more »

Drinking straws

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies

You know some drinking straws come unwrapped and the person at the restaurant or store touches it when he/she gives it to you, would that be risky if the person had saliva or some other fluid like blood in their hands? This is crazy, I know, I wish... Read more »