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condom used by hiv+ male
Dec 7, 2012

Dear Shannon, If a hiv+ male used a condom and ejaculated in it.A bout 10 hours later if a healthy person uses the same condom which contains hiv infected semen what is the possibility of healthy male contracting hiv.as hiv virus is very fragile to external environment.if condom is kept at room temperature in an air tight cover.please answer.thank you.

Response from Ms. Southall

Hi There should be no reason for someone to reuse a condom. There are a lot of reasons why. Besides transmission of other sexually transmitted infections and bacteria but also putting on a condom unrolled used or not is difficult and could create tears.

HIV begins to die once it leaves the body. Yes being in an airtight container does prolong the death of the virus but it will still happen as it is no longer in the body.

Be responsible and ensure that you have extra condoms around and throw away those used ones!

Be well and stay safe, Shannon



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