Posted by: Thabo | 2009-09-30


A friend told me that a condom broke while he was busy having sex. He then rushed to the bathroom and washed his genitals with warm water and soap, and forced himself to urinate. Can this reduce his chance of being infected with the HIV?

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washing with soap and water can reduce transmission but it is not 100% protective and it needs to be done immediately. urinating does not affect transmission rates. the risk therefore still exists and your friend can go onto prophylaxis for hiv (provided by a medical practitioner) within 72hours of exposure.

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Posted by: PJ | 2009-09-30

Of course the best way to prevent it if you have sex is a good quality condom. IT SURELY IS NOT A CURE!

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Posted by: Egg | 2009-09-30

Sorry Thabo... Doesn' t work like that.

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Posted by: Hallo | 2009-09-30

Sure, that is what Dr Zuma prescribed.

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