Sep 18, 2001
CAN ONE GET AIDS IF HE USES SOMETHING EARLIER(MAY BE JUST EARLIER) USED BY A HIV POSITIVE PERSON ? CAN ONE GET AIDS BY HOLDING/SITTING THE SAME HANDLE/SEAT USED BY A HIV POSITIVE WHO MAY HAVE A CUT INJURY IN HIS/HER HAND OR SOMEWHER ELSE IN HIS/HER BODY?
Response from Ms. Breuer
Generally, no. If the just-used item was a needle or a razor, there is a chance. As for the sitting where the person just sat, turning the handle the person just turned, no. No. The virus requires direct, immediate contact with your bloodstream or your mucous membranes.
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