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Wound, soap and hiv

Jan 14, 2012

Doctors, if someone washes his hands with soap and he has vaginal fluid on, is there any risk to contract hiv by getting the dirty soap with vaginal fluid in a wound that he has on dorsal part of his hand?

Response from Mr. Cordova

Hi there:

No, there would be no risk of transmission from a situation like this. HIV does not live well outside the body. There also has to be enough of the virus present to cause infection. Furthermore, the soap would help kill the HIV, even if it was present.

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