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Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Dried Blood

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Can hiv transmit to the dried blood

I had an accidental fall yesterday and blood started oozing out of my skull. The blood was oozing so forcefully that panicstriken my mother put her palm there which afterwards she washed with dettol and soap. Some blood fall on the ground and dried...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi,Are you HIV positive? If not then there is no risk of your mom becoming positive from this. If you are positive, then if your mom did not have any immediate open cuts on her hands or feet when she stepped on the blood then she is fine. HIV does... Read more »

Hep C/HIV risk from dried blood?

My child recently had routine blood work done. On the arm rest was an area of dried blood which the... Read more »

Blood in nose from a dry heroin spoon

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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 »

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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dry blood contact

Posted by Anonymous
Please can someone allay my fears. I went for an HIV test & 20 minutes later on my way home I looked at the palm of my hand it appeared to have a slither of brownish blood not a lot. I licked my finger & rubbed my palm - I inadvertently put... 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 »