Re: Risk of HIV infection?
Apr 18, 2013
Hello Doctor Shannon,
It is me again, sorry for bothering you again. Thank you for replying! It really made me feel better. In your previous reply you said that it is impossible for me to get HIV through the 5 hours old used condom even if the fluid in the condom came into contact with my urethra. Doctor Shannon, you mentioned that HIV begins to die once it has left the host hence making infection impossible. However I have read that HIV can survive in air tight places like syringes. If the condom was tied up, will HIV survive inside the condom? Or will the HIV die in 5 hours as well even though it is not exposed to air. Sorry for bothering you again Doctor Shannon but I think I might have OCD or HIV anxiety issues. This will be my last time asking. Thank you Doctor Shannon.
Response from Ms. Southall
Hi The HIV would be dead after the 5 hours.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
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