Anonymous
Hello, I know that once HIV is outside the body it dies quickly. I was hanging out with a guy the other day and I was laying on his pillow with my mouth open and was wondering if maybe there was some pre cum on the pillow and I happened to taste it, would this be a risk for me? Silly question But I am wondering if this would be a risk. Thanks in advance!
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Anonymous
Hi there and thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Online Helpline.

There would be no risk of HIV from accidentally getting pre-cum from a pillow in your mouth. This is because HIV in bodily fluids (such as semen or pre-cum) becomes non-transmissible when it is exposed to the air. In addition to this, saliva contains an enzyme that prevents HIV being transmitted through the mouth.

For more information about HIV you can always visit the AIDS Vancouver website or CATIE.ca.

I hope this information helps to answer your questions.

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