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Can Hiv Be Transmitted Through Touching A Blood Contaminated Surface

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hiv hipatitis b,c

can you get hepatitis b,c from environmental surfaces for example i bought a candy in a store and while i was eating the candy my inner lips, were the mucus membranes are touched the external part of the candy wrapper that could have been...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Absolutely no risk. HBV and HCV are spread by blood to blood exposure. Read more »

HCV Transmission

I am 29 year old Canadian male suffering from HCV transmission anxiety. To get infected by HCV,... Read more »

Anal touching - I pray not with blood!

Hi dr bob, Great sight, I am concerned about a potential exposure. A couple months ago I went for a... Read more »
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cut and blood ?

Posted by aggdog91, 1 Reply
...my bf got a got a cut from a door he can not tell if its his blood or not or if he even got a cut he does not know what to do is there anything to do about this Read more »

SCARED! I need advice

Posted by Stressed5689, 1 Reply
...mouth? Is there ANY POSSIBLE way this could be a potential exposure? Am I at risk? Could the virus survive touching that many surfaces to get to me to infect? Just a side note: I had 2 canker sores on my lower gums right below my teeth - could... Read more »

Cut on finger and toilet seat

Posted by xtreme, 1 Reply
...I had the virus or me getting infected if she had HIV? 2.i went to use the toilet and the tip of my penis touched the the surface of the bowl? does this pose as a risk to hiv or any other stds? thank you Read more »

blood

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi. Just a question about blood on environmental surfaces. Suppose someone were to have a bleeding wound and get a small drop of blood on a surface (assuming the person was hiv+) and Read more »