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HIV from clothing


Hello I have a question well ill just tell u what my concern is...my mom had aids. She recently pass away. She left behind so many clothes and underwear and bras. I wash her clothes even though they were clean including her underwear. I wore a pair after i dry them in the dryer. My question is can i catch aids by wearing her underwear? Plz help son I can stop stressing.



Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from your question, you are asking about the risk of acquiring HIV from sharing clothing. With the information given, this scenario is considered to be no risk (transmission of HIV is not possible in the given scenario), as HIV is rendered inactive by exposure to air and the clothing would have been constantly in contact with air.

Thank you and have a nice day!

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Sara