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Do you think that I could greatly reduce my risk of HIV if I take a shower after unprotected sex or eat garlic?

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Dr. Melvin Glover
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

I would recommend that you use latex condoms to reduce the risk of sexual transmission of hiv.

In brief: No

I would recommend that you use latex condoms to reduce the risk of sexual transmission of hiv.
Dr. Melvin Glover
Dr. Melvin Glover
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine

In brief: No!

That is a complete myth and you are putting yourself at great risk.
If someone said that to you, tell them they are extremely irresponsible. If you got HIV during unprotected sex, taking a shower isn't going to wash anything off - it's inside you and already infected you. Eating garlic? How does that work. The best thing is to use protection and know your partner's history before sex.

In brief: No!

That is a complete myth and you are putting yourself at great risk.
If someone said that to you, tell them they are extremely irresponsible. If you got HIV during unprotected sex, taking a shower isn't going to wash anything off - it's inside you and already infected you. Eating garlic? How does that work. The best thing is to use protection and know your partner's history before sex.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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