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Wound, soap and hiv

Feb 8, 2012

Doctors, if someone washes his hands with soap and he has vaginal fluid on his fingers, 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 Ms. Southall

Hi, HIV does not survive well once outside of the body, in fact it dies within a few minutes. Water and soap would wash it away, so there is no risk of getting HIV from washing hands.

Be well and stay safe, Shannon

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