Can isopropyl alcohol kill the AIDS virus?

already exists.

Would you like to merge this question into it?

already exists as an alternate of this question.

Would you like to make it the primary and merge this question into it?

exists and is an alternate of .

No, unfortunately, isopropyl alcohol cannot kill the virus that causes AIDS. However, common household bleach can. See the information below* from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about using bleach for this purpose.

AIDS is not the name of the virus, it is the name of the disease that the virus sometimes causes. The name of the virus is HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, the immune system disease that is caused by the HIV virus. Scientists have yet to discover a cure for this disease.

* From the CDC:

Studies have shown that HIV is inactivated rapidly after being exposed to commonly used chemical germicides at concentrations that are much lower than used in practice [in health care settings]. Embalming fluids are similar to the types of chemical germicides that have been tested and found to completely inactivate HIV. In addition to commercially available chemical germicides, a solution of sodium hypochlorite (household bleach) prepared daily is an inexpensive and effective germicide. Concentrations ranging from approximately 500 ppm (1:100 dilution of household bleach) sodium hypochlorite to 5,000 ppm (1:10 dilution of household bleach) are effective depending on the amount of organic material (e.g., Blood, mucus) present on the surface to be cleaned and disinfected.
35 people found this useful

How does isopropyl alcohol kill bacteria?

Isopropyl alcohol kills bacteria because it penetrates the skincell membranes to denature the protein that is inside bacteria.Isopropyl alcohol, also known as rubbing alcohol,

Can isopropyl alcohol kill the herpes virus?

While it's true that there's no _cure_ for herpes once contracted,the herpes virus is an enveloped virus, and is thereforesusceptible to deactivation by alcohols. Normal 70-so

Why does isopropyl alcohol kill plants?

Isopropyl alcohol is used as a sterlizing agent in medicine. Isopropyl alcohol is twice as toxic as ethanol because it does not cause anion gap acidoses. Isopropanol is oxidiz

Will 70 isopropyl alcohol kill acne bacteria?

ya it works fine for guys i used it on my ex and she got a bad rash form it....for girls it make it worse guys it works better then pro active idk why lol try just a tiny bit

Does bleach kill the AIDS virus?

Yes bleach kills the HIV virus as well as all other pathogens. NOTE: Bleach taken internally WILL KILL YOU, only use bleach to clean externally.

Can bleach kill the AIDS virus?

Whoa, I'm not sure about that one. Bleach can damage the skin terribly and your insides, I totally wouldn't recommend drinking it, rubbing it on your skin or certainly not you

Can aspirin kill the aids virus?

No it can't.

Does isopropyl alcohol kill head lice?

Unequivocally yes! There's not much that won't die after being immersed in alcohol (use the 91% kind). It's cheaper and safer than the chemicals in treatments you buy at the d

Can isopropyl alcohol kill herpes virus on surfaces?

Herpes doesn't last for more then a few seconds when it's out side of the body. You don't have to use any thing fancy to kill it, if you're worried about it just wipe the surf