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Touching Condom
Nov 24, 2007

If I had brief protected vaginal intercourse with an HIV-infected woman and touched the condom for a second as I pulled out, could I contract HIV by say putting my hands in my mouth if my gums had been bleeding that week? Would the virus die on my hands once they hit oxygen?

George

PS I Dr. Bob I hear your a pianist. So am I! Rock on.

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello George,

Touching a condom "for a second" as you pulled out after protected vaginal sex with a poz partner and then putting your hands in your mouth is not an HIV-transmission risk, even if you had bleeding gums last week. Your fears are completely unwarranted. Now get your hands out of your mouth and back on the 88s!

Pianists rule!

Dr. Bob



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