Feb 27, 2014
Is there any chance of aids if sombody reused the condom from opposite side without washing and wt happened in this case
| Response from Ms. Southall
HI HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to child through breast feeding. This most commonly occurs through unprotected vaginal or anal sex and sharing of needles. Casual contact, sharing utensils, drinking after someone, etc are not way for HIV transmission to occur. If you go to this link HIV101 it will take you to our page that talks about the ways in which HIV is and is not transmitted.
Condoms are effective in the prevention of HIV transmission, as long as they are used correctly and do not break or slip off. Also if lubricant is used it must be water based.
It's never good to reuse a condom. Whether it is inside out or not because fluid can still be present. Not just the risk for HIV but all of the other sexually transmitted infections that are out there.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
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