The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Safe Sex and HIV PreventionSafe Sex and HIV Prevention
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

found filled condom in hotel room fridge

Feb 18, 2008

Hi Dr, I found a condom partly fuid flled (thought at the time to be water)resting on the ice tray of a hotel room fridge. To dispose of it I emptied the contents into the hand basin, wrapped it in paper and placed in the room waste bin. Later it crossed my mind that a person may have placed it there with malicious intent. Q1. How long would a HIV virus survive in a semen water mix? Q2. How long would a HIV virus survive on the basin surface, assuming just normal cleaning? Q3. How long would a HIV virus survive in the emptied condom? I'll certainly appreciate your answers. Many thanks, Peter

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello Peter,

You found a filled condom in your hotel room fridge??? Well, Peter, I guess that's the last time you'll be booking your room using, eh?

So you think the spunk Popsicle was placed there for "malicious intent?" Peter how would that actually work? Are you planning to have unsafe sex with Mr. Frigidaire?

To specifically answer your questions:

1. Not long at all. Especially in the refrigerator.

2. Likewise, not long.

3. Same as #2 above.

Peter your worries are completely unwarranted.

Dr. Bob

SHOCKED ! plz post for those inconsiderate souls !
freaking out/ or hiv

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint