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In an enclosed area, e.g an artificial vagina, how long can hiv survive inside? Can HIV also survive in water base lube that emulate vagina lube?

In an enclosed area, e.g an artificial vagina, how long can hiv survive inside? Can HIV also survive in water base lube that emulate vagina lube?

Hours? Days?: HIV probably can survive for a few days in any closed, moist environment. Most sexual lubricants contain preservatives that likely would kill HIV. But these are the wrong questions. If concerned enough about HIV to be asking such questions, you should be using condoms 100% of the time. If HIV status is unknown for you, or the transgender woman you are concerned about, you (both?) must be tested.

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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If hiv blood drop in a battle of water and mix with the water. How long does hiv survive?

If hiv blood drop in a battle of water and mix with the water. How long does hiv survive?

Doesn't matter: Whether and how long HIV would survive in this situation does not matter. Nobody gets infected with HIV by drinking or otherwise coming into contact with contaminated water. Never; it does not happen. If you do not have sex or share drug injection equipment with an infected person, you will never catch HIV. Don't worry about it.

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Does HIV survive in tap water?

Does HIV survive in tap water?

For a very short: Time. The exact time is not known to me, but a person is not likely to get infected from exposure to "hiv" in a swimming pool.

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Can HIV virus survive in water?

Can HIV virus survive in water?

Why do you ask?: One thing we know is that people simply don't get HIV infections from swimming pools. Stop worrying. During the bad years when there was no treatment, not a single household contact of an AIDS patients became infected without sex. Live richly and don't let unrealistic fears stop you from doing the things that you love.

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How long does hep/HIV live on dried blood outside the body and does it reactivate with water if you cleaned something would you expose yourself to it?

How long does hep/HIV live on dried blood outside the body and does it reactivate with water if you cleaned something would you expose yourself to it?

HIV: HIV does not survive long outside the human body (such as on surfaces), and it cannot reproduce. Hep c could survive outside the body on s surface for up to 4 days but usually for 16 hours.

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Can HIV blood survive in sealed water bottle in fridge.

Can HIV blood survive in sealed water bottle in fridge.

No: The HIV virus does not survive for very long at all outside the human body and then would not survive well in contact with your saliva and acidic saliva if swallowed even if it were remarkably still viable which again, I would highly highly doubt. Best wishes to you.

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How long would HIV infected semen live in the water of a toilet bowl that's been mixed with urine and feces? And the toilet is flushed frequently?

How long would HIV infected semen live in the water of a toilet bowl that's been mixed with urine and feces? And the toilet is flushed frequently?

It doesn't: It doesn't. Period. End of worry. Why would anyone ask this question? It is extremely bizarre. Please clarify if you do not understand how impossible this scenario is for risk of infection.

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Does HIV survive in blood if in tap water within the toilet bowl? Does tap water immediately kill the virus?

Does HIV survive in blood if in tap water within the toilet bowl? Does tap water immediately kill the virus?

Probably minutes: HIV virus does not thrive that well when outside of the body and thus I don't expect it to survive at most a few minutes when in toilet water Your risk in getting HIV from unprotected sex is way way higher.

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Can HIV be transmitted through water?

Can HIV be transmitted through water?

No: The HIV virus is spread by blood to blood contact such as an IV drug abuser sharing a needle with another and by unprotected sexual contact. It can also be spread from mother to child during birth or breast feeding. It is not spread through ingesting water.

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Could I have HIV from sharing water?

Could I have HIV from sharing water?

No: It has been reliably documented that the HIV virus is only passed through blood or semen. It is not passed through saliva, tears, feces, urine, or sweat. You cannot get it from sharing water, whether it be drinking water or bath water.

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Hiv can you get HIV from dirty toliet water? If not can you catch anything else by dirty toilet water.

Unlikely: It is potentially possible but rarely if ever reported. I suspect that the chlorinated water may play a role in keeping the germs down. Even if the water is contaminated, it is not ingested and thus the risk of getting infection from toilet water is unlikely although esthetically repulsive.

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If we drop HIV blood into hot water. Does hot water kill HIV?

HIV: HIV virus is really not that tough and cannot survive long even in room temperature water.

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Can I get HIV if my water base lube was contaminated with HIV+ fluid.?

No risk, no worry: The chance of HIV contamination of sexual lubricant is almost zero, and even if that happened, there would be no significant risk of transmission. You won't get HIV sexually unless you have unprotected sex with an infected partner.

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Can I get HIV if my water base lube was contaminated with HIV+ fluid.?

Can I get HIV if my water base lube was contaminated with HIV+ fluid.?

No risk: Almost certainly no risk. However, if you have reason to believe the lubricant has somehow been contaminated, e.g. with another person's genital fluids, then dischard it and buy some more. Even though the risk is nil, probably you will continue to worry about it. And lube is cheap, so just toss it out.

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What are my chances of HIV with condom, 2 time exposur. Did water test to ensure condom didn't break. It didn't.

What are my chances of HIV with condom, 2 time exposur. Did water test to ensure condom didn't break. It didn't.

INFECTION RISK: Question is too difficult to answer in 400 characters. Here is a link to a resource that may help you better determine your personal category/risk: http://betablog. Org/studies-shed-light-on-hiv-risk-and-prevention/

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I was using the bathroom and I have a cut on my anus. Some water splashed up and got in my cut. Is there any way I can get HIV from that?

HIV comes from sex,: Not from toilet water. Nevertheless, if you are worried about HIV please get tested. Testing is easily available for free many places.

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Gave & received protected oral. Did water check & condom was intact. Do not know if the person whom I gave bj had latex. Hiv chance in both scenario?

Gave & received protected oral. Did water check & condom was intact. Do not know if the person whom I gave bj had latex. Hiv chance in both scenario?

Depends: In general oral sex has a low rate of transmission of HIV. However, an open or bleeding sore of the mouth or genitals would increase the risk. Condom use is however advised. Don't forget you can get HPV and gonorrhea of the throat from oral sex, not to mention spreading herpes.

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more