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What are the chances of HIV through sharing of clothes?

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Dr. Kakkar S.

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Posted on Thu, 21 Aug 2014 in HIV and AIDS
Question: I went to a massage in singapore two weeks back. she had mastubated me after i ejaculated she went inside and bring a hot we towel and wiped my penis. my question is if the same clothes she used for previous customer, any chance to get HIV
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 5 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You are safe

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Hello and welcome to healthcaremagic

I am Dr. Kakkar. I have gone through your query and I have understood it.

HIV does'nt survive outside the body, therefore you need not worry about acquiring HIV.

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sir, the clothe she used to wipe my penis is wet (little hot), so if any hiv infected fluid in it, still no chance to enter through urethra. pl confirm
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 5 minutes later
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You are safe

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Hi

Not possible to get HIV via this route, not at all. As I said before the virus does'nt survive outside the body. So no way it could have stayed alive on towel.

Moreover, the virus must have access to the bloodstream directly through a break in the mucosa/skin. Just wiping the penis with a supposedly HIV infected towel won't be sufficient for the virus to enter the blood stream.

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