|blood on a cap?
Apr 22, 2013
Today I bought a bottle of rubbing alcohol and when I got it home I saw a bright red spot on it that looked like blood on the cap. Im not sure if i touched it. I know my mom did because she twisted the cap and rubbed it, is it possible that either of us could have caught anything from this exposure?
| Response from Dr. Hightow-Weidman
Hello there No, you can not get HIV from touching an inanimate object. Transmission of HIV from a contaminated surface would require massive exposure to blood or other infected liquid from prolonged period of time (for example: getting a large cut when removing someone from a car accident and then performing CPR on them as both of you were bleeding signficantly). For more information about how HIV is or is not transmitted see: http://www.thebody.com/content/40478/hiv-aids-prevention.html?ic=3001
Take care LHW
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Is Testicular Pain An Acute Symptom Of HIV?
- Coated Tongue After Open Mouth Kissing Worried I Have HIV
- Enlarged Lymph Nodes After Sex With Sex Worker Worried I Have HIV
- Hair Loss After Touching Vagina Worried I Have HIV
- Oral Ulcers After Open Mouth Kissing Sign Of HIV AIDS
- Pain In Penis After Sucking Penis Does It Mean I Have HIV
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.