No risk

In daily situations there is no risk in becoming infected with the HI virus. HIV is not one of the easily transmittable diseases. Kissing, including French kissing, is not risky, the same goes for stroking and petting.

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Is it risky to use the same dishes, toothbrushes and razor blades?

No, there is no risk using these things. The same goes for visiting swimming pools and saunas.  

Is a mouth ulcer or a small wound in the mouth a risk?

No. Mouth ulcers or small wounds in the mouth do not pose a risk for HIV transmission.
Saliva has a virus inhibiting function. Excluded from this are sexually transmitted diseases such as syphilis, gonorrhea (the clap), chlamydia and herpes.
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Does a piercing or a scoring tattoo pose a risk?

No. As far as simple rules of hygiene are observed: wash your hands, disinfect, use disposable needles.


I was bitten by a mosquito. Can I get infected from this?

No. Mosquitoes are not hosts for the HI virus.

Is a small cut on my finger dangerous when I use my hand to pleasure a woman?

No. The HI virus can not be transmitted through torn cuticles or small cuts on the finger.

Are dog bites dangerous?

No. Dogs are not carriers of the HI virus.

Is it possible to become infected through faeces or urine?

No. However the Hepatitis A virus can be found in faeces, but there is a vaccination to protect you.

Is a syringe which has been left lying around dangerous?


No. The HI virus is no longer infectious once it makes contact with the air. Worldwide there have never been any documented cases of transmission of the virus from a syringe left lying around.

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