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can you get hiv from sharing alchoholic drinks. if someone drinks from my glass and they have hiv and there comes hiv positive blood in my glass from them and i drink from it after. can you get hiv this way? the drink is alchohol.


Hi there,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question you were asking about the possibility of HIV transmission through the avenue of sharing a drink with a person who is living with HIV, if there is a presence of HIV positive blood that remains in the drink when you take a sip.

From the information given, this scenario is determined to be No Risk (HIV transmission is not possible in the given scenario). HIV transmission is not possible when sharing a drink with a person who is living with HIV. HIV is not transmitted through sharing drinks, food, utensils, and dishes.

Recommendation: No need for HIV testing, please refer to health care practitioner for more questions.

All the best,

AIDS Vancouver Online/Helpline, Cody