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Is rubbing alcohol enough to kill the HIV virus? Is it also effective against other stds?

Is rubbing alcohol enough to kill the HIV virus? Is it also effective against other stds?

No!: Rubing alcohol will not kill HIV or any other std's such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes, syphillis, hepatitis b, or others. To avoid std's use a condom every single time, even w/ oral sex. See a dr if you have been exposed to an std so you can get proper treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

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


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Does drinking alcohol kill stds?

Does drinking alcohol kill stds?

No: There's no evidence that drinking alcohol will cure an std. Specific antibiotics are necessary to be treated appropriately for specific std's. It's also important the the partner be treated as well. ...Read more

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Can common soap and water kill HIV virus and other stds?

Can common soap and water kill HIV virus and other stds?

No: Check out http://www.thebody.com/forums/aids/safesex/q8934.html. However, washing w/soap & water is recommended to lower risk for fecal-oral contamination & spread of other infections. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr58e324a2.htm. ...Read more

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Will alcohol based sanitizer kill h1n1 virus?

Will alcohol based sanitizer kill h1n1 virus?

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

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Is it possible that alcohol kill papilloma virus?

Is it possible that alcohol kill papilloma virus?

No: If you have to ask, the virus is already present and integrated into your own genome. The good news is that you can manage hpv-related disease by keeping close tabs on your body with your physician's help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I received oral and vaginal sex with a condom. I washed and used alcohol immediately afterwards. Is there any chance I could get any STDS?

I received oral and vaginal sex with a condom. I washed and used alcohol immediately afterwards. Is there any chance I could get any STDS?

Zero risk...: ...for all practical purposes. I would not recommend any testing unless you develop symptoms of STD. In the future, skip the alcohol, which can be irritating to genital tissues and does not any protection over soap and water, which is very effective on their own. ...Read more

Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections are bacterial or viral infections that are transmitted through anal, vaginal, ...Read more