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Can HIV be transmitted by sharing cigarette? What if the other person left his blood on filter of sigaret and if I hed a cut lip or cold sore? I hed oll ars symptoms ? Do l ned to test ?

HIV is not passed by sharing cigarettes. If there is blood on the filter there is a possibility of passing HIV, if the other person has an open area on their mouth. However, this is not the way that we commonly see HIV being passed. It is most often passed through vaginal and anal sex and sharing drug injection equipment.

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This answer was posted on December 10, 2013

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