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Washing vagina after sex
Oct 20, 2013

Does washing vagina after sex lower risk of HIV infection?

Response from Ms. Southall

Hi For women, HIV transmission occurs inside of us. As the man ejaculates or fluid gets into our vagina the body absorbs the fluid in and that is how HIV is transmitted to women. Cleaning the outside of the vagina is a great thing to do to protect against other bacterias or viruses but it will not protect against anything that has entered into the body. Just as cleaning will not prevent from pregnancy.

Be well and stay safe, Shannon



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