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Sharing a drink

Hey everyone,

I am new to this forum thing, but i would really appreciate replies from anyone who has a answer for me.  Last week i went to a party and drank a drink a few minutes after someone else had drank from it.  I thought it was mine for a quick second, i only took one sip.  I don't know if this person has HIV and I don't remember having any sores or cuts in my mouth at that time.  I know HIV cannot be transmitted through saliva and only blood, so if I did have a cut and there was blood in that drink would i be at risk of contracting HIV?
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Noooooooo risk.
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Thanks for the quick reply, I had one more question.  As you sound confident in your reply I was wondering where the misconceptions about blood from a surface in this case the can of the drink or the liquid itself can enter the cuts/sores of the other person causing them to possibly contract HIV.  Back in health class and even now amongst my college peers a lot of people believe that this is possible.  From your response i get a feeling that this is just a complete misunderstanding, and from your name (nursegirl6572) I take it that i should listen to you over health class/college peers.  Can you clear this up a bit.  Thank you.
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Thanks for the quick reply, I had one more question.  As you sound confident in your reply I was wondering where the misconceptions about blood from a surface in this case the can of the drink or the liquid itself can enter the cuts/sores of the other person causing them to possibly contract HIV.  Back in health class and even now amongst my college peers a lot of people believe that this is possible.  From your response i get a feeling that this is just a complete misunderstanding, and from your name (nursegirl6572) I take it that i should listen to you over health class/college peers.  Can you clear this up a bit.  Thank you.
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I hope your health class wasn't recent. If it was, print out this thread and show it to your principal, so your health teacher can be fired.

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it was not that recent.  but the problem is that most people my age-18- believe that having a cut in your mouth and than drinking/sharing something with HIV blood can lead to contracting HIV...this is just from talking to people my age, this was the reason i posted the question in the forum but i guess this is not true at all
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Any virus from a drink that _somehow_ had blood in it would be rendered non-infectious, both from dilution and from the hostile environment (pH, temperature, etc.) of the drink itself.
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It's because "some"  people of your age group lack the education in HIV and STD transmission.
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is there a website/brochure that is really good for such information.  Basically I just want an accurate answer for people who are not well educated-like myself-so we can become well educated.
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aidsmeds or the body.
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