HIV is not spread through casual contact such as everyday activities that do not involve bodily fluids.

You cannot get HIV by:

  • Sitting next to someone
  • Shaking hands
  • Giving a hug
  • Using public facilities (restrooms, drinking fountains, restaurants or swimming pools)
  • Insect bites
  • Donating blood
  • Dry kissing (though kissing can spread other STDs such as herpes)