Ways HIV is Not Transmitted

Ways HIV is NOT Transmitted
How well does HIV survive outside the body?

Ways HIV is NOT Transmitted: sharing dishes; saliva; tears; sweat; shaking hands; through the air; sharing toilet seats; closed mouth kissing; hugging; mosquitoes, ticks, or other insects;

HIV does not survive long outside the human body (such as on surfaces), and it cannot reproduce outside a human host. It is not transmitted

  • By mosquitoes, ticks, or other insects.
  • Through saliva, tears, or sweat.
  • By hugging, shaking hands, sharing toilets, sharing dishes, or closed-mouth or “social” kissing with someone who has HIV.
  • Through other sexual activities that don’t involve the exchange of body fluids (for example, touching).
  • Through the air.