Smelling semen in a public restroom
Nov 14, 2008
You do great work.I couldn't find another question like this. Call me paranoid but I would love a medical explanation to why HIV cannot be transmitted by smelling semen. In context, I was in a public urinal when I noticed semen in the bowl so I moved to another one, I was certain as I could smell it.Say it was HIV+, for me to smell it, particles must be dissolving in the mucous memebrane of my nose so how can that not be a risk ? Much appreciate your take on this.
Response from Dr. Frascino
Dude, be reasonable. If HIV were transmissible via the airborne route, it would have wiped out the planet long ago. HIV is not airborne. It cannot fly, jump or cha-cha-cha into your proboscis, no matter what you are sniffing, OK? A medical/scientific explanation is not needed when pure common sense will do, OK?
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