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Can hand sanitizer kill HIV?

Jun 27, 2012

A friend of mine had sex with a girl considering she was HIV+ and he touched my phone can HIV be killed by any kind of hand sanitizer? I'm scared!!!! I just had my 6 month test 2 days before this!!!!!!

Response from Mr. Glenn

There is no way for you to get HIV from touching the same phone that someone who's HIV positive touched. None. There is no risk of getting HIV from casual contact.

So the question of whether or not hand sanitizer kills HIV isn't helpful.

There's a lot of information in our archives about how HIV is and isn't transmitted. Feel free to explore!

Hope this helps,


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