can you get aids from using other peoples facial makeup like foundation or powder?
No. Sharing makeup cannot transmit HIV — the virus that can cause AIDS.
HIV is transmitted in blood, semen, vaginal fluids, and breast milk. HIV is commonly spread by
- having unprotected vaginal or anal intercourse with someone who has the virus
- sharing needles or syringes with someone who has the virus
- being deeply punctured with a needle or surgical instrument contaminated with the virus
- getting HIV-infected blood, semen, or vaginal secretions into open wounds or sores
HIV can also be passed from a woman to her fetus during pregnancy or birth.
HIV is not transmitted by simple casual contact such as kissing, sharing water glasses, or hugging.