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How easy is HIV to catch?
One of the few things we have in our favor with regard to HIV is the fact that it is NOT easy to get. As tricky and confusing as the virus is, it also happens to be one of the weakest and most fragile viruses ever seen. Because of this, certain conditions need to be met in order for transmission to occur. One of the main conditions is that the virus needs to get DIRECTLY into the bloodstream. This is not easy to do in any casual social situation and, therefore, makes it somewhat hard to get.
HIV cannot spread by casual contact such as touching, holding hands, body contact in crowded public places, shaking hands, working or playing together, sharing food, dishes, and clothes; eating food cooked by an infected person, light kissing, mosquito and other insect bites, swimming pools, and toilets.
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