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Chances of HIV Transmission via Lukewarm Jaccuzi
May 27, 2009

How likely am I to have been infected with HIV if I had an open cut on my foot while in a public lukewarm Jaccuzi? Can HIV survive in any water (hot or cold) and thus be transmitted?

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

Your HIV-acquisition risk would be nonexistent, whether the Jacuzzi was steaming hot, icy cold or somewhere in between.

Dr. Bob



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