|I opened my mail and got a paper cut,can you catch HIV
Aug 21, 2013
from opening you're mail and you get a paper cut? I mean I am only worried because I know some of the envelopes get licked. And the sticky stuff on the envelope was kind of still sticky. I will be using a knife or something next time to open my mail.
| Response from Dr. Hightow-Weidman
Hello there No, you can not get HIV from touching or licking 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 more information about how HIV is or is not transmitted see:
Take care, LHW
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