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Can one get HIV from sharing a bong?

Hi, I know this wasn t right to do...but I recently shared a bong with a guy I didn t know too well and he seems like the type of person that would have HIV ... I m not sure if he s ever done heroin or anything.. but now I somehow think I have HIV. Can you get HIV from sharing a bong? Thank you. (Ive also been itching a lot under my armpits and on my legs... I recently started birth control for acne )
Asked On : Sun, 28 Oct 2012
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Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

You are unlikely to get HIV by sharing a bong. HIV spreads when there is exchange of the following he body fluids which contain high concentrations of HIV:
-vaginal fluid
-breast milk
-other body fluids containing blood

So, there is no need to be worried that you could have got HIV through this. But in the future always be careful - always practise safe sex and never share needles.

Wish you all the best.

- Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Tue, 30 Oct 2012
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