|HIV risk in this case
Mar 9, 2012
Turns out yesterday to open my bag, after working hours, I found the unpleasant surprise of finding a piece of toilet paper with red spots, which could be blood, take the paper with the fingers and threw it to bathroom, [b] the red substance was dry [/ b], and had not seen, not as the paper came into my bag, it may be ink, but since yesterday no one got into my backpack, I read HIV virus that lasts a short time outside the body, but do not know if this is true in a closed bag, I'm very restless this question ...
| Response from Ms. Southall
Hi You are fine! You are correct HIV does not survive long after it leaves the body and since 1) you are not sure it was blood and 2) it was dry there is no chance of getting HIV this way.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.