Anonymous
recently i found out my friend is hiv positive can i get hiv from drinking out
of the same drink
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Anonymous
Hi there and thank you for reaching out to AIDS Vancouver with your questions. We're happy to help!

To answer your question, no, you cannot transmit or acquire HIV in this manner. HIV is a very delicate virus, and cannot survive for long outside of the human body. Once exposed to the air, the virus becomes damaged and is no longer able to transmit. Therefore, any of your friend's bodily fluid that would have been sitting on the drink would have been already exposed to the air, and thus would no longer be able to transmit. This is why your situation is no risk: the virus would have already been damaged and thus not be able to transmit.

I hope I was able to answer your question, and feel free to contact us with any further concerns.

Regards,

Sierra, Helpline Volunteer


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