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  • How is HIV passed from one person to another?
  • Which body fluids transmit HIV?
  • How well does HIV survive outside the body?
  • Can I get HIV from anal sex?
  • Can I get HIV from vaginal sex?
  • Can I get HIV from oral sex?
  • How can I prevent HIV transmission when using sex toys?
  • Can I get HIV from injecting drugs?
  • Is there a connection between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases?
  • Are health care workers at risk of getting HIV on the job?
  • Are patients in a health care setting at risk of getting HIV?
  • Have people been infected with HIV from being stuck by needles in non-health care settings?
  • Are lesbians or other women who have sex with women at risk for HIV?
  • Can I get HIV from getting a tattoo or through body piercing?
  • Can HIV be transmitted by kissing?
  • Can HIV be transmitted by human bite?
  • Can HIV be transmitted by being scratched?
  • Can HIV be transmitted by being spit on by an HIV-infected person?
  • Can I get HIV from casual contact (shaking hands, hugging, using a toilet, drinking from the same glass, or the sneezing and coughing of an infected person)?
  • Can I get HIV from mosquitoes?
  • Can I get HIV while playing sports?
  • Has HIV been transmitted from body fluids placed in restaurant food?
  • Has CDC discovered a mutated version of HIV that is transmitted through the air?
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Last Modified: March 25, 2010
Last Reviewed: March 25, 2010
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