|Virus in water
Oct 15, 2001
Dear Ryan, First of all congratulations for your work. Just a quick question. Is the HIV virus still active (and thus can it still infect somebody) after being in water in contact with the air for more than a week? Thanking you in advance for your answer.
| Response from Mr. Kull
The virus does not survive long outside of the body (that includes being in water). It is highly, highly unlikely that one would become infected by coming into contact with water. There is no evidence that HIV is transmitted this way, and HIV has never been transmitted through casual contact.
See my response to "Hot Tubs" (http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/Hepatitis/Q62052.qna) for more info.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Can The Hiv Virus Survive In Water?
- Is It Possible To Get AIDS From Licking Vagina?
- Odds Of Getting HIV Vaginal Sex With Condom
- Risk Of AIDS Transmission From Canker Sore
- Should I Get Tested After Unprotected Anal Sex Without Ejaculation?
- Vaginal Sex Without Condom And HIV Transmission Risk
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.