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dried blood
Jul 4, 2007

Hi, is dried blood a risk of contamination? can I get infected by viruses like Hepatitis and HIV by dried blood?

Response from Dr. McGovern

There are some data that suggest that viruses can live for some time in dried blood - however, I have never read a report that clearly defined that a person CONTRACTED a virus from dried blood - which is a totally different issue.

Hep C contaminated water
Skin rash after treatment.

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