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How Long Can Hiv Survive In Water
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. ...Read more
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
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. ...Read more
In an artificial vagina sex toy, e.g flesh light, can hiv survive inside? Also can HIV survive in water base lube that emulate vaginal fluid.
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. ...Read more
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 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. ...Read more
Does HIV survive in blood if in tap water within the toilet bowl? Does tap water immediately kill the virus?
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. ...Read more
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, discard 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. ...Read more
Recent anxiety- can you get HIV from a toilet? If toilet water splashed actively bleeding hemmerhoid?
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/ ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read more
Urine sterile: Urine is usually a sterile body fluid. However, if the person making the urine for some reason had blood in their urine, then blood borne organisms could be transferred in the urine. And hot water alone would usually not kill them. We are talking a whole lot of "ifs" here though, so I really would not be too worried unless there was urine that was visibly bloody. ...Read more
Can you get HIV by drinking out of someone else's water bottle that might have had blood on the bottle top? Spat it out 1-2 mins later.
Is there a risk of contracting any serious illness such as hiv from dirty shower water leaking into my flat and on my bed? Please help.
Not HIV: But if the area gets infested with molds, some people may become allergic to them and develop conditions such as allergic rhinitis, bronchial asthma, or less commonly recurrent pneumonia-like disease from an altered immune reaction to the molds. If you are ill, get out of the place until the problem has been fixed. ...Read more
A lady at the gym poured some of her water into my water bottle it was already water that had been drinkin from her can I get HIV or herpes 2?
Not from the water: I'm glad you're going to the gym and I'm glad you're health-conscious. I'm also sorry that somebody at the gym did something so inappropriate. If I'm understanding correctly, you ought to mention it to the manager. Truth be told, being aware is good, but HIV and herpes don't travel between people this way. Enjoy fitness and don't let unrealistic fears of virus stop you. ...Read more
Went for massage in singapore and masturbated by massager and she cleaned with a towel wet with hot water. I fear chances of diseases like hiv?
Zero chance of HIV: Your chances are zero.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can you get hiv if you are injured with infected sharp oblect wich is previosly cleaned with running water than soaked in desificient and dryed.
Unlikely: I assume the sharp object was contaminated with HIV infected blood or other bodily fluid. If that's the case get the HIV test NOW and then repeat the test if negative. The window period can be from 9 days to 3-6 months however the risk of infection is still low if that object was Properly disinfected. ...Read more
So if I cleaned dried without gloves witg soap and water I would have to worry about hep because HIV would die instantly on glass and hep will stay?
Stop worrying: Obviously, no scientist is going to waste his/her and everybody else's time determining whether hep B is infectious in a dried splotch. I would be amazed if it were. And I would be extremely surprised if you contracted hepatitis B from washing dried blood off a window. Janitorial staffers in hospitals would catch the illness frequently if it were this infectious. They don't. Get on with your life. ...Read more
I drank water from a bottle which is already used by hiv infected person after like 5 seconds I did not saw a blood in it but if there's a blood in in
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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