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Question: 

Hi there,

You might laugh with my question. i know it's a very silly and might be stupid question. i had weared and masturbated a (washed and completely dried few days) panty of my friend unknowingly due to same color. is there any issue come for me? i know HIV wont survive outside world, but still i'm being anxioused. I can pretty sure we both are HIV negative (Non infected males).

Can you clarify me plzzz?

Answer: 

Hi there, and thanks a lot for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline for you HIV/AIDS related health information.

It sounds like you are concerned about your risk of HIV transmission from wearing and masturbating in another person's underwear.

The situation that you have described is a No Risk situation. Here are some of the reasons why:

  • HIV is a Human-to-Human virus. It cannot be transmitted to you by an object such as underwear.

  • HIV needs a human host to survive. Once HIV is outside of the body and exposed to oxygen it can no longer transmit. Any bodily fluids on the underwear were outside of the body, exposed to oxygen and therefore could no longer transmit HIV.

  • HIV needs direct access to your bloodstream in order to transmit. There was no direct access to your bloodstream.

I would encourage you to check out the following resources about HIV:

Thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline.

Hilary

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

helpline.aidsvancouver.org