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Does Alcohol Kill All Std Viruses
This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more
How long can std's live on the hands, let's say if i fingered a woman? I read here that alcohol or soap will not kill HIV etc, when "cleaning up" after protected sex, meaning your hands, groin etc.
If a blood spill is cleaned up with just alcohol prep pads would it kill the virus in the blood if we don't know thatpatient has HIV or anything else?
Yes and no: Technically a virus cannot be killed since it is not alive to begin with. It is more like a container with a program that inserts itself into a living cell and takes it over, leading to reproduction of the virus and infection of other cells. To prevent h1n1 - hand-washing and alcohol based sanitizers are recommended. Alcohol should be at least 60% content in the sanitizer. Prevention is the key. ...Read more