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HIV from papertowel-wiped blood?

Mar 25, 2012

I wasn't as clear. Sorry. Can you get HIV from papertowel-wiped blood within seconds of stepping on it barefooted or sitting on it?

Response from Ms. Southall

HI No you cannot. HIV dies once it leaves the body and you would have to had cut your foot on your way to stepping on the papertowel. There has to be an immediate direct exchange of body fluid for HIV transmission to occur.

Be well and stay safe, Shannon

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