Does Soap And Water Kill Hiv Virus

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

...(including caps and cookers) is effective against killing the Hepatitis B virus, but only if the bleach is in contact with what's being cleaned for at least 2 minutes. This is different from the usual guidelines for killing HIV. The Hepatitis viruses are hardier than HIV, and therefore more difficult to destroy. It has not been proven that using bleach for 2 minutes also kills the Hepatitis C virus. It's possible that blood containing...
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Hand Washing and Infection

Thanks very much for the good work you are doing on this planet.Now to my question,my wife of 5 years is hiv positive and i am negative.We found out of her status january this year.All the test I have done so far are negative.Since my wife was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,1.The HIV-acquisition risk from removing a condom is so remote it's essentially nonexistent. If you're worried, use a tissue.2.No.3.No.4.HIVRead more »

Killing the Virus

After fingering a woman, if I washed my hands with soap and listerine, is that enough to kill off the virus?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Soap and water is enough to inactivate HIV and most other bacteria/virus. The listerine is probably not necessary.Try to keep in mind that there is no evidence that HIVRead more »

HIV thro' mouth ulcer ?

After my meal, I went to the toilet to rinse my mouth. I squirted some hand-soap & proceeded to wash my hands then filled my mouth with tap water & rinsed. When I raised my head I found some left-over blood (certainly not mine) mixed with some...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Dear Mouth ulcer,This is a very unlikely scenario. HIV is not that easily transmitted. It is also likely to be killed by soap very easily. However I would never discourage anyone from Read more »

anti-bacterial gels?

Do those anti-bacterial gels (for hands) that they sell in drugstores really work and kill HCV, HIV, and other viruses or are they not a true substitute for washing hands with soap? I'd hate to use them if they don't work. Thanks!
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...laboratory testing of those over the counter gels to answer that question. I would opt for simple handwashing with water and soap. Dr. McGovern Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Soap and Water: A Weapon Against HIV?

... Editor's note: Soap and water will no doubt prove useful as a tool to reduce HIV transmission in developing countries where condoms are unavailable or negotiation for condom use is impossible. Soap and waterRead more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...metabolic disorders and mitochondrial disorders) Weakened immune system due to disease or medication (such as people with HIV or AIDS , or cancer , or those on chronic steroids) People younger than 19 years of age who are receiving... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Discovery of Antibodies That Kill More Than 90% of HIV Viruses Gives New Hope for Vaccine

... "An effective vaccine against the AIDS virus may have moved one step closer to reality, researchers said Thursday," the Los Angeles Times reports. "Federal researchers Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Activists: "Let's Talk About Sex, It's Killing Us"

... At a Sept. 10 health summit at Community Hospital of San Bernardino, HIV/AIDS activist Carla Bailey told attendees "the HIV fight begins and ends with us." "De-nial is not just a river in Egypt," said Read more »