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hiv transmission
Jan 28, 2008

hi, my question is i had a friend stay at my house and she slept in my daughters bed, when i went to change the sheets i noticed blood on them also i noticed blood on a towel. im terrified my daughter touched the blood and then touch her eyes or had some broken skin. hoe long does hiv survive outside the body? some people say minutes? is she at risk?

Response from Dr. Horwath

No, she is not at risk. Casual contact like this does not transmit HIV. Intimate contact is required, such as sexual contact or injecting infected blood.



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