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Last Updated: Wednesday December 01 2004 11:18 GMT

Aids myths

You can't catch Aids from a toilet
There are lots of rumours about how Aids spreads, but don't worry - you can't get it from the following:

  • Sitting on a public toilet seat

  • Sharing glasses or cutlery

  • Ordinary social contact like shaking hands or talking to someone

  • Although tiny amounts of the virus can be found in saliva, phlegm or tears, it's most unlikely to be spread by kissing or coughing, because you can only catch the virus if it enters your bloodstream.

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