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Is there risk of contracting HIV from a swimming pool?

Q: Can AIDS be caused to a normal healthy person who uses a swimming pool wherein there are HIV infected persons? Doesn't exchange of fluids take place inside a swimming pool?

A:No, HIV is NOT transmitted by common use of swimming pool by healthy and HIV infected people. As you know, for HIV transmission to take place, either blood, semen or vaginal fluids from a HIV infected person have to enter the blood stream of a so called healthy person through some means, e.g., penetrative sexual contact, blood transfusion, needles / syringes and instruments used during pregnancy and delivery.

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