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HIV and AIDS

Can I Get AIDS From Talking To Someone On The Phone?

09/24/1998

Question:

If someone I know has HIV and I talked to them on the phone, can I get AIDS?

Answer:

No. HIV is transmitted by contact with infected blood or body secretions, not by talking with someone.

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Response by:

Kenneth   Skahan, MD Kenneth Skahan, MD
Assistant Professor in Infectious Diseases
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati