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Can HIV Be Contracted From Sharing Drinks With A HIV Positive Person?

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Posted on Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Question: Hi doc, I'm a little concerned about a friend of mine who is HIV positive. She works as a barista and I got coffee from her today. Well she went ahead and made my drink as well as put my straw in for me. After I drank my drink I realized that I have a cut on my lip. Is there anyway of possible infection from this? If she was bleeding on her hands and then touching my straw could I contract this? I've never been more worried about something like this before as I do not know much about HIV
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (13 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
THere is no risk of HIV here!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for this query.

I have reviewed this information fully. There is a zero percent risk of possible HIV infection here. Do not be concerned or worried further. If this could lead to HIV, then everyone else on this planet would have had HIV.

I hope this addresses your fears and reassures. If you have any unanswered worries, share them with me.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah (5 minutes later)
Thank you so much. I feel so relieved haha. I'm not one to freak out about something like this but you just never know! Even if she was bleeding there would be no risk?
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (5 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
There is no risk!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

There is no risk because it takes so many conditions for HIV to be transmitted. YOu are safe and you should not be worried.

I wish you well.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Can HIV Be Contracted From Sharing Drinks With A HIV Positive Person?

Brief Answer: THere is no risk of HIV here! Detailed Answer: Hi and thanks for this query. I have reviewed this information fully. There is a zero percent risk of possible HIV infection here. Do not be concerned or worried further. If this could lead to HIV, then everyone else on this planet would have had HIV. I hope this addresses your fears and reassures. If you have any unanswered worries, share them with me.