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Can You Wash Hiv Off With Soap

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HIV Risk in Sharing Soap (Masterbuted with the same soap)

Posted by arjun, 3 Replies
Dear Doctor,

I can understand HIV will not transmit in this way, but put my mind at rest I am asking this question.

I have severe back pain, so went for Ayurvedic Massage (Professional).

Had a massage, full oil on my body So, the person wiped... Read more »

Washing problem

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

After a vaginal intercourse - the condom was OK , I removed the condom with one hand and toilet paper
A few minutes after, I had a shower and washed my hand first and then my penis with weak water flow and soap. Did I have any risk of inflection... Read more »

HIV Sperm Washing Clinics in the US

Posted by RayWill, 1 Reply
Does anyone know if there are any invitro fertilization clinics in the southeastern United States (i.e. Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, etc.) who offer sperm washing for HIV serodiscordant couples? Read more »

HIV in Wash DC?

Posted by studySF
You may be eligible for a study. Call 1 877 737 5782 x6.

$75 if you qualify and complete the interview in person. Read more »

Sperm washing in Italy

Posted by Anonymous
My husband was diagnosed with AIDS 8 years ago. He is very healthy and we are trying to get information on Italy for sperm washing so we can have a child of our own. Looking to hear from someone who has gone there and had the procedure done. We are... Read more »
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At last could we be all sure that hiv cannot get in a wound by washing hands with soap?...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
RIght, we can be sure.DW... Read more »

Wound, soap and hiv

Doctors, if someone washes his hands with soap and he has vaginal fluid on his fingers, is there any risk to contract hiv by getting the dirty soap with vaginal fluid in a wound that he has on dorsal part of his hand?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi,HIV does not survive well once outside of the body, in fact it dies within a few minutes. Water and soap would wash it away, so there is no risk of getting HIV from washing hands.Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »

Wound, soap and hiv

Doctors, if someone washes his hands with soap and he has vaginal fluid on, is there any risk to contract hiv by getting the dirty soap with vaginal fluid in a wound that he has on dorsal part of his hand?...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:No, there would be no risk of transmission from a situation like this. HIV does not live well outside the body. There also has to be enough of the virus present to cause infection. Furthermore, the soap would help kill the HIV, even if it... Read more »

Getting HIV by sharing soap

Hi, I was wondering HIV/AIDS can be transmitted through sharing a bar of soapthat is used in the shower since the soap comes in contact with genital/analareas. Also, what if one person, who had AIDS, had some cut or lesion, and then washed his hands...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question.HIV is not spread through any form of casual contact. This is because theHIV virus will not survive outside the human body for more than a fewminutes. Also, within this few minutes, the virus must get directly into... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Post-Sex Washing Doesn’t Lower HIV Risk, Study Says

Researchers who had hoped post-sex washing of the penis might confer circumcision-like protection against HIV infection were disappointed by a study presented today at the 4th International AIDS Society Conference in Sydney. The trial, involving... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washing Penis Soon After Sex Increases Risk of HIV Among Uncircumcised Men, Study Says

Washing the penis minutes after sex might increase the risk of HIV infection among uncircumcised men, according to a study funded by NIH 's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and presented on July 25 at the 4th IAS Conference on... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Clean Hands Save Lives!

Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. It is best to wash your hands with soap and clean running water for 20 seconds. However, if soap and clean water are not... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Soap Operas Include Characters, Storylines With HIV/AIDS for Daytime Unites For Africa Campaign

All nine daytime soap operas will spend a week addressing the approximately 12 million children who have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa, TV Guide reports. "Days of Our Lives " writer Sofia Landon Geier created the... Read more »