Can sharing dishes or drinking glasses spread HIV?

Dr. Flash clears up how HIV is and is NOT spread.

You cannot get HIV through casual contact like sharing dishes or drinking glasses, toilet seats, or holding hands. HIV is also not spread through sweat, tears, saliva, or kissing.

The most common way HIV is spread is through unprotected sex with someone with HIV who is not aware of their status or not on antiretrovirals (ARVs). “Unprotected” here refers to sex without condoms or the use of medications that reduce the risk of passing HIV from one person to another. HIV can also be transmitted by sharing needles.

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