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Stepping on blood
Feb 28, 2013

Is it possible to be infected by stepping on blood? Whether it's dry or still wet, or if you step on blood in the snow, could you be infected? I know the virus starts to die after it leaves the body, but does it being in snow or water prevent the virus from dying?

Response from Ms. Southall

Hi Nothing outside of the body allows HIV to live longer, snow, rain, water etc..... So no HIV transmission cannot occur this way.

Be well and stay safe, Shannon



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