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Sep 5, 2001

Do whiteheads and pus from blemishes such as pimples carry the Hepatitis and HIV virus since they are coming from the inside of the body (face) ?

Response from Mr. Kull

There is no evidence that pus from pimples contains HIV or hepatitis virus. It's possible that there might be blood present, which does carry HIV and hepatitis virus, but the concentration of virus and the risk of infection through contact with pimples would be theoretical at best.

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