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2. How HIV is NOT transmitted?

HIV is not transmitted through food or air (for instance, by coughing or sneezing). There has never been a case where a person was infected by a household member, relative, co-worker, or friend through casual or everyday contact such as sharing eating utensils and bathroom facilities or hugging and kissing.

Most scientists agree that while HIV transmission through deep or prolonged "French" kissing may be possible, it would be extremely unlikely.

Here in the Malaysia, one cannot get HIV from giving blood at a blood bank or other established blood collection center because sterile and brand new needles are being used each time blood is taken.

Sweat, tears, vomit, feces, and urine do contain HIV, but have not been reported to transmit the disease due to the low concentrations of the virus in these body fluids.

Mosquitoes, fleas, and other insects also do not transmit HIV.

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