Does HIV In Sperm Survive Outside The Body?
Hello, I want to ask. So far I’m sure I don’t have HIV because I never had sex, didn’t exchange syringes and didn’t use drugs. My question is, if there is wet sperm in the bathroom then the skin touches it, can it be infected with HIV? This wet person doesn’t know whether it’s still new or because it’s always exposed to water. Please pay attention to the details below. September 2019 ago, I was able to masturbate in a hotel room (in the shower). After it’s done, I clean the sperm that comes out. I saw something stuck in the sewer. Then I tried to clean (I forgot between using fingers or toes) with the help of soap. What I worried about was that the sperm I cleaned was the mark of someone else who had HIV, not my mark. As additional information, the bathroom had been used for bathing purposes with shampoo and soap first (about 3-5 times) before masturbating. I have also rented this room for more than 24 hours, but I don’t know whether the bathroom has been cleaned or not.
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There are complaints or concerns about sperm transmission from individuals who are feared to have HIV infection to your body through skin contact, so in general and from your information, this condition does not cause HIV transmission. Transmission of HIV is usually not easy to occur easily, especially if in a public area or public facilities that are shared by both healthy people and those suffering from HIV. Transmission does not occur because HIV transmission is not determined by the appropriate authority according to the standard, besides, the ability to live outside the body is short, can be several minutes to several hours, and healthy individuals intact or intact.
If indeed you have never had sex at risk, or have never had sex, do not use shared needles, or do not use illegal drugs, then the risk you have of the risk of HIV transmission is very small or even non-existent. This is because the transmission pathway for HIV infection is not fulfilled.
Using public toilets or toilets for HIV patients, swimming, kissing, shaking hands, hugging, eating together, sitting together with a person with HIV / AIDS (PLWHA) are habits and behaviors that do not cause the transmission of the HIV virus to a healthy human body.
HIV transmission you already know, that is through sex, and blood contamination of HIV patients into healthy human bodies. So that even if the sperm you encounter is the sperm of an HIV patient who is still wet, and healthy human skin is in contact with that sperm, then this condition does not transmit HIV to healthy humans. Sperm that are outside the body will also search faster after leaving the body, and only takes a few minutes to become more liquid, so if you have rented 24 hours, and consider it not yet cleansed, then sperm that may exist before you rent have melted and flow with water. Likewise with regard to hotel standards, where room cleanliness is a top priority, so the possibility of your room and bathroom being cleaned. So that the liquid sperm will also be thrown into the gutter. Sperm will experience liquefaction or melt on average within 30 minutes after ejaculation. This is related to the purpose of ejaculation and pembuhaan egg, so that sperm easily reach the egg.
Therefore, because your skin is intact, the room has been cleaned, certainly not sperm because it has been a long time (even if the sperm will melt after a few minutes), and there is no risk of contact with HIV, then you are most likely not infected with HIV.
However, if you are worried or anxious, you can consult directly with your family doctor or doctor on clinical VCT. Doctors will conduct interviews and evaluations related to riisko HIV infection.
To continue to prevent the risk of HIV infection, it is better to prevent and not to have risky sex, sex outside of marriage, sex with multiple partners, and sharing needles. Wash your hands and keep personal hygiene to help maintain general health.
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