According to studies of the Center for Diease Control and Prevention, HIV is a sexually transmitted disease that is also contagious through blood transfusion and needle sharing.
However one woman questions this after testing positive for HIV after, she shared a manicure tool with someone on a salon.
The Brazillian woman discovered that she had been infected with the disease after she was denied to donate blood due to her test that resulted positive for HIV.
Denying that she got it through needle sharing or intercourse, the woman recalled a previous encounter with someone infected.
The woman said she once shared a manicure tool with her cousin who was working on a salon, who by then was not yet aware of the infection. Through examinations, they later on proved that the viral genetic material from her and her cousin were related.
However, authors of the study still claims that casual contact like manicure tool sharing is undoubtedly a rare event.
"HIV is not transmitted by casual contact, such as sharing eating utensils, or drinking from the same water glass. This transmission of HIV by shared manicure equipment is a very rare event that should serve not to make people fear HIV or contact with HIV-infected people."
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