Virucidal efficacy of soap and water against human immunodeficiency virus in genital secretions
Levy JA, et al.A common bar soap and tap water solution was able to demonstrate a 30-fold human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) inactivation and a 57 to 87% reduction in viable peripheral blood mononuclear cells in a mixture of cervicovaginal lavage fluid and seminal fluid. These observations indicate that soap and water might be used to inactivate HIV and HIV-infected cells in genital secretions.
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
October 2003, 47(10), 3321-3322
—Posted: December 4, 2003
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