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Does sweat spread HIV?

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HIV doesn't live in saliva, tears, pee, or sweat -- so it can't be spread by casual contact with these body fluids.

From: What Is HIV? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

World Health Organization: "HIV Infection."

CDC: "HIV/AIDS," "Deciding If and When To Be Tested."

UNAIDS.

AIDS.gov: "Global HIV/AIDS Overview."

Betts, R. , Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 5th edition, 2005. A Practical Approach To Infectious Diseases

Heymann, D. , 18th edition. Control of Communicable Diseases Manual

American Public Health Association: Washington, D.C., 2004.

Lashley, F. , Springer Publishing, 2004. Emerging Infectious Diseases: Trends and Issues

Reviewed by Jonathan E. Kaplan on June 23, 2019

SOURCES:

World Health Organization: "HIV Infection."

CDC: "HIV/AIDS," "Deciding If and When To Be Tested."

UNAIDS.

AIDS.gov: "Global HIV/AIDS Overview."

Betts, R. , Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 5th edition, 2005. A Practical Approach To Infectious Diseases

Heymann, D. , 18th edition. Control of Communicable Diseases Manual

American Public Health Association: Washington, D.C., 2004.

Lashley, F. , Springer Publishing, 2004. Emerging Infectious Diseases: Trends and Issues

Reviewed by Jonathan E. Kaplan on June 23, 2019

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