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How long does HIV lives after being wiped with a towel?

By Anonymous November 24, 2017 - 6:22pm
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Is it possible to get an HIV infection if someone places a towel on the face (i.e eyes) with ejaculate immediately after wiping it after ejaculation.

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Hello. Thank you for posting.

You can only get HIV through the bodily fluids of an infected person (e.g. blood, semen, breast milk).
HIV can be transmitted during unprotected sex; through sharing injecting equipment; from mother-to-baby during pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding; and through contaminated blood transfusions.
HIV cannot survive outside the body. It cannot be spread through the air, from touching, toilet seats or shared cutlery, etc.
Using condoms during sex, avoiding shared injecting equipment, and taking HIV treatment if you are a new or expectant mother will protect you and those around you from HIV.


November 24, 2017 - 7:31pm
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