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Can one get infected by the HIV virus in water?

Q: If a man's penis or a woman's vagina comes in contact with HIV infected seminal discharge of a third person in a swimming pool can it infected the man and woman who are uninfected earlier?

A:Most unlikely, even if semen was to be discharged in a swimming pool, the dilution would be such that the chances of infection to another person seems very very remote. Besides most swimming pools are heavily chlorinated and even this 2% chlorine would eventually kill any HIV on contact. Stop worrying, enjoy swimming.


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