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Hiv from sharing clothing straight after someone for photo shoot
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Anonymous
Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the risk of acquiring HIV from sharing items of clothing. From the information given, this scenario is determined to be No Risk. Transmission of HIV is not possible with the given scenario. (No exchange of bodily fluids)

In order to contract HIV the following conditions must be met:
There must be HIV present in a bodily fluid. The five bodily fluids that carry the HIV virus include: blood, semen (including pre-ejaculate), vaginal fluids, breast milk, and rectal secretions.
The bodily fluid containing HIV must have direct access to the bloodstream. This can be through cuts, tears, rips, mucous membranes, open sores, or needles.
Transmission occurs through a risky activity in which the first two conditions are met. For example: condom less sex, sharing needles, unsafe tattoos or piercings, vertical transmission–from mother to child (in utero, during delivery, breastfeeding).

HIV is NOT transmitted through:
Mosquito bites, toilet seats, swimming, holding hands, coughing, sharing space with an HIV positive individual, sharing linens, towels or clothing.

Recommendation: No need for HIV test with the scenario provided, refer to a physician for other health related questions.

Regards,
AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, (Vardah)

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