Can I Get HIV From Casual Contact Like Hugging or Touching? Center

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cannot spread through casual contact such as hugging or touching. HIV does not spread through urine, saliva, tears, sweat, kissing (closed mouth or social kissing), shaking hands, sharing utensils, sharing food or drinks, sharing clothes, or from toilet seats. HIV is spread through bodily fluids from a person with HIV. Read more: Can I Get HIV From Casual Contact Like Hugging or Touching? Article

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