Anyone can get HIV. HIV is passed on through contact with:
- semen (cum)
- vaginal fluids
- rectal (anal) fluids
- breast milk
HIV can be passed on from:
- Vaginal and anal sex without condoms
- Sharing needles and other injecting equipment
- Mother to baby, through pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding.
It is not likely but occasionally it can also get passed on by:
- Sharing razors and other cutting, piercing or tattooing equipment
- Getting body fluids that can pass on HIV in cuts or in your mouth. This includes a person bleeding from accidents or during fights.
You cannot get HIV from things like:
- kissing and hugging
- sharing cups or forks
- toilet seats or towels