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Is Sharing A Drink Safe

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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

Rocky Mountain CARES
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 »

Sharing drink after an hiv person.

Last week i was at disco with a friend of mine. WE shared drinks for all the night. The day after i... Read more »

Sharing drinks having a small cut in the tongue

I know there are many questions which are similar to this but I still need some clarifications. I... Read more »
Articles
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

Texas: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Initiative Educates Students on Responsibility Behind Drinking, Safe Sex

On November 14, the Sam Houston State University (SHSU) Alcohol and Drug Abuse Initiative (ADAI) sponsored a discussion titled, "Playing with the Wrong Odds," at which students and faculty discussed responsibility while drinking alcohol and... 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 »
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How Safe Is Safe?

Posted by dancin_man, 4 Replies
I am newly diagnosed gay male who is trying to navigate his way through dealing with this process. Obviously testing positive brings up a whole array of issues dealing with sex, and I wanted to use this forum to raise my issues/questions, and get... Read more »

Sharing Whisky

Posted by kryce, 2 Replies
soo here's my story, my girlfriends neighbour and I were having drinks straight out of his whisky bottle. After I noticed he had what looked like a sore on his mouth I wasnt sure if it was bleeding or not. But then I noticed I think I had a little... Read more »

sharing my story

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
After reading several of these posts, I felt it necessary to share my story. I had an unprotected sexual encounter (vaginal sex) with a girl whom I did not know. Like most of you, I was extremely concerned about my chances of contracting hiv. ... Read more »

Sharing shaving razors?

Posted by Carrie, 8 Replies
My boyfriend (poz) and I (neg) were wondering if HIV can pass threw sharing the same shaving razors. The concern is obviously that if he nicks himself while shaving his face and gets blood on the razor, then I use the same one and nick myself while... Read more »