Sep 29, 2004
Do those anti-bacterial gels (for hands) that they sell in drugstores really work and kill HCV, HIV, and other viruses or are they not a true substitute for washing hands with soap? I'd hate to use them if they don't work. Thanks!
Response from Dr. McGovern
I doubt there has been any laboratory testing of those over the counter gels to answer that question. I would opt for simple handwashing with water and soap. Dr. McGovern
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