Some people think you can catch AIDS from a glass, you can’t, 1980s
Evidence that AIDS was spread by the exchange of “bodily fluids” provided much opportunity for misunderstanding. Even after researchers proved that saliva could not transmit AIDS, the fear of used drinking glasses, shared eating utensils, and kissing persisted well into the 1980s.
Publisher(s): California Medical Association
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Some people think you can catch AIDS from a glass.
The California Medical Association and public health officials agree: AIDS is not spread through the air. AIDS is not spread by touching someone. AIDS is not spread by hot tubs. AIDS is not spread through the preparation or serving of food or beverages in restaurants or homes.
The virus that causes AIDS is spread by unprotected sex with an infected person, or by contaminated blood entering the blood stream— such as by sharing drug needles.
Fight the fear with the facts:
800-367-AIDS (Toll-free in No. Calif.)/800-922-AIDS (Toll-free in So. Calif.)
SF AIDS FOUNDATION
cma CALIFORNIA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
APLA AIDS PROJECT LOS ANGELES
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