Anonymous
hi sorry for my bad english.. my question is can i get hiv when we eat on the same plate with same spoon and fork.. she use it first and then i use it after her,, can i get hiv from that..
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Anonymous
Hi there and thank you for reaching out to AIDS Vancouver with your questions! We're happy to help.

The situation that you have described is a no risk situation. Here is a copy of the AIDS Vancouver transmission equation, which outlines how HIV is transmitted:

HIV TRANSMISSION EQUATION


BODY FLUID
+
ACTIVITY
+
DIRECT ACCESS TO BLOODSTREAM
---------- -------- ----------------------------
• blood (including menstrual) • unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse • vagina
• semen • sharing needles • anus
• pre-cum • mother to child (in specific cases) • urethra in the penis
• rectal secretions • open cuts and sores (in theory)
• vaginal fluids • other mucosal membranes
• breast milk • points of needle injection  

Furthermore, HIV is a very delicate virus and cannot survive outside of the human body. Once HIV is exposed to oxygen in the air, the virus becomes damaged and is no longer able to transmit. Thus any blood or body fluid containing HIV present on the fork/spoon would already be exposed to the air, and would not be able to transmit HIV.

I hope I have answered your question, and feel free to contact us with any further concerns.

Regards,

Sierra, Helpline Volunteer

AIDS Vancouver Online Helpline

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