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Can I get infected by HIV via a Bath plug?

hi i would just like to ask a question regarding aids/ hiv ime wondering if you can catch these infections by a bath plug if some one with these infections have toutched it or toutched my towel i have washed the bath plug in water and bleach also would like to know how long test results take to find out if i have the disease thankyou for this question being asked to help me i look forwred from hearing from you soon kind regards e.wilson.
Asked On : Sun, 3 Feb 2013
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HIV AIDS Specialist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM.

HIV cannot survive outside the body or body fluids. Sweat and even urine of the infected person is not infective.

Bathing in swimming pool or a pond is not infective. So, bathing plug is also not at all infective. So not to worry and confuse yourself.

Tests for HIV are two types.
1.Antigen test - They become positive 3-4 weeks after the possible risky exposure.
2.Antibody test - They become positive 8-12 weeks after the contact.

There is nothing to worry for you and be happy.
Dr S.Murugan.

Answered: Sun, 3 Feb 2013
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