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can i get hiv from unsterilized douche?
Mar 20, 2013

i am scared that i might have hiv!but i dont have any symptoms so far!im 19 and i am healthy!i accidentally developed a habit of douching with unsterilized water!can i get hiv from it?

Response from Mr. Cordova

Hi there:

HIV is not transmitted this way. HIV is transmitted between humans. You can not catch HIV from an enema bottle. Even if you used the enema bottle right after someone who was HIV positive, transmission would be unlikely. HIV does not live well outside of the human body. The moment it leaves the body it starts to die. The moment it starts to die, its ability to infect another human being starts to diminish.

In health,

Richard



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