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Risk Of HIV Transmission From Sharing A Drink

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Myths persist about how HIV is transmitted. This section provides the facts about HIV risk from different types of sex, injection drug use, and other activities. Table of Contents How Is HIV Passed From One Person to Another? How Well Does HIV Survive Outside the Body? Can I Get HIV From Anal Sex? Can I Get HIV From Vaginal Sex? Can I Get HIV From Oral Sex? Is There a Connection Between HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted...
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Please Help-Transmission by sharing drinking water cup

Dear Mr. Kull,I am very much worried about this incidence, your advice will be very much helpful.Recently I happened to drink water from a cup, that is used by a few people, at a party. is there a chance of hiv transmission, If there is any blood...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Peter,No one has been infected by sharing a drink with an HIV positive person. Water will not kill HIV, but that really isn't the issue here. HIV is just not spread by casual contact. There have been several studies that examine the risk of... Read more »

HIV through sharing food/drinks/etc?

Hi. Last week I went to my boyfriend's graduation, and so, I went to dinner with his family. His father is HIV+. During the dinners, my boyfriend began to take food from his father's plate (which I guess may have had contact with the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your boyfriend's table manners may not be the best, but he's certainly not at risk of either contracting or transmitting HIV via casual contact, such as sharing utensils, glasses or a half-eaten batch of Matzoh Balls Ranchero! See... Read more »

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 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 have accidentally spilled in my own glass some coke zero from a can which belonged to a person positive to HIV and who hadn't used a glass. My...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYou cannot get HIV from sharing drinks, utensils, casual contact etc. If the person prior to you drank out of the same can there would have to be significant amount of blood on the can (visible to your eyes) and you would have to have an open cut... Read more »
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HIV Risk in Sharing Soap (Masterbuted with the same soap)

Posted by arjun, 3 Replies
Dear Doctor,

I can understand HIV will not transmit in this way, but put my mind at rest I am asking this question.

I have severe back pain, so went for Ayurvedic Massage (Professional).

Had a massage, full oil on my body So, the person wiped... Read more »

Skin Abrasion on Penis / HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello.
I just felt compelled to share an experience regarding potential HIV expousure through a tiny skin abrasion on the penis. In a trip abroad last year, I topped for a man of unknown status. I wore a condom, but after ejaculation I noticed that... Read more »

Transmission Risk?

Posted by grcboy77, 1 Reply
Hi,

Recently I rubbed a girl of unknown HIV status through her jeans. It felt a little damp. About 5 minutes later I thoughtlessly picked a pimple which bled. What is my HIV risk? Read more »

HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I need to ascess my risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. 6 days ago, I met up with this man that I had chatted to online and we had unprotected sex.
There was a lot of open mouth kissing and fondling. He proceeded to masturbate... Read more »