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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.

Tags: STDs, HIV/AIDS