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HIV Transmission Dried Blood

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How long is HIV transmissible in dried blood?

Sorry. I know this doesn't exactly fit this forum, but none of the others did, either. I'm a med tech and I know a decent amount on HIV, but I've never actually come across a solid answer to my question title. The other day, I was...
Shannon Southall

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HiHIV dies within minutes of leaving the body. 46-47 hours later, the HIV most definitely will have died and there would be no risk of transmission.Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »

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HIV infection from dried blood?

Posted by panic05, 5 Replies
I got a question on HIV infection from dried blood. I know no one has been infected with HIV due to contact with toilet seat so far. But I am still worrying about its possibility.

Today, I went to a public washroom. After flushing the toilet, I... Read more »

Contact with Dried Blood on School Desk

Posted by SkilledWorrier, 1 Reply
Hi. I'm a moderate worrier... having sudden acute concerns that result every so often.

At school a couple days ago, there was a decent amount (1-2 sq. in., or so) of dried blood on the desk next to me. And it's possible that blood on the table could... Read more »

Blood transmission...scared

Posted by SBGuard, 1 Reply
I'm a 22 year old female and I work as a security guard. A little over two weeks ago, I responded to a fight out in a parking. Two males were fighting (they were hitting each other in the ribs, face, and abdomen-which resulted in a lot of blood-and... Read more »

HIV in dry blood

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Does anyone have an idea how long HIV can live outside of the body in blood? Is it 5 min? Is it one hr?

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