Anonymous
Hi there! last night my friend used my sex toy. after 12 hours i washed it by water and soap but did not use it.
4 hours later i washed it again by warm water and soap and alcohol 70% and use it.
if my friend have hiv, is there any risk?
thanks
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Anonymous
Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the HIV transmission risk associated with sharing a cleaned sex toy. From the information given, this scenario is determined to be Negligible Risk (there are no evidence or no documented cases of transmission).

The scenario mentioned above does not meet the three components of the [Transmission Equation](https://www.aidswindsor.org/healthy-me/hiv-transmission/). It is important to note that the reason the risk assessment is negligible rather than none is because if the toy was not properly cleaned, then there is a theoretical risk of transmission. Since there were many hours between the shared uses of the toy (exposure to oxygen renders the HIV virus inactive), as well as thorough washes, it is very unlikely that HIV would be transmitted in this scenario.

Recommendation: There are no evidence or no documented cases of transmission. Refer to a physician for more personalized answers.

Regards,

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Marie
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