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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:

http://www.thebody.com/content/40478/hiv-aids-prevention.html?ic=3001

Take care, LHW



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