|Clean up after death of HIV positive suicide
Jul 27, 2011
We are taking possession of a home that was lived in by someone who was HIV positive. He committed suicide a month ago and we have just been given permission to go in. He shot himself, so I assume there will be dried blood. Should we take any special precautions? We've heard that the virus can only live a few hours outside the body. Is this true?
| Response from Dr. Frascino
No special precautions are needed if the blood is dried and a month old. There would be absolutely no HIV-transmission risk.
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