There are false information about the ways in which HIV is transmitted. Let’s see some.
– Shaking hands with a person who has contracted the virus (HIV), hug, drink from his own glass means getting sick? The answer is absolutely NO. The skin is not a vehicle of transmission, nor are the clothes we wear.
For this we can say that the virus is not transmitted through:
- handshakes, hugs, clothing;
- saliva, coughing, tears, sweat, urine, feces and kisses (unless there are no obvious wounds in the mouth or bleeding gums)
- glasses, silverware, dishes, sanitary towels and sheets;
- insect bites.
In addition, the virus is not transmitted by attending:
- gyms, swimming pools, showers, saunas and toilets;
- schools, kindergartens and workplaces;
- restaurants, bars, cinemas and public places;
- means of transport.
WHO – Department of Reproductive Health and Research (RHR)