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how long does it take for hiv virus to die in air?
Apr 2, 2013

i touched little bit of infected vagainal fluid with my finger.after 5 seconds i accidently touched my penis tip with it.is 5 seconds enough for the virus to get destroyed?the amount was not very much.

Response from Ms. Southall

Hi HIV does begin to die once it leaves the body but it is usually a few minutes. For HIV transmission to occur through the experience you have asked about is very rare. Just touching your penis with the vaginal fluid doesn't pose a risk. There would need to be significant amount of virus and it would have to go directly into your penis either through the urethra or a sore or opening.

The risk is very small of HIV transmission to occur.

Be well and stay safe, Shannon



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