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Can You Catch Hepatitis From Dry Blood

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Can i catch HIV or hepatitis from dried blood on toilet paper.

HiI was at a friends house when i went to use the toilet for no 2. i usually experience bleeding from anal fissures when i go no 2 and it was the case also this time. half way through wiping i noticed that there was somone elses dried blood stain on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Can you catch HIV or hepatitis from dried blood on toilet paper? The short answer is no. The longer answer is nope!By the way, why don't you have your anal fissures treated? Depending on the severity, a dermatologist, general surgeon or... Read more »

infection from dry blood (DRIED BLOOD, 2009)

Dear Dr Bob,You are certainly a great inspiration to the hiv world. For someone who is infected but... Read more »

Hepatitis from dried blood

HiAn injured person knocked on my front door for help. He left blood all over the door which I... Read more »
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CDC National Prevention Information Network

Hepatitis C Virus Dried on Inanimate Surfaces Can Remain Infectious for up to Six Weeks

This article was reported by AIDSMAP . A study reported in NAM aidsmap concluded that dried blood containing hepatitis C virus (HCV) remained infectious for up to six weeks at normal room temperature. Researchers from Yale University tested the... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Hepatitis C Transmission

How hepatits C is caught and passed on Hepatitis C, blood products and blood transfusions Injecting drug use and hepatitis C Hepatitis C and other (non-injecting) drug use HIV, hepatitis C and sex Heterosexual transmission of hepatitis C ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Urges Second Test to Catch Hepatitis C Infection

Following an eight-site study, CDC recommends that all people who test positive for hepatitis C virus (HCV) also should have an HCV RNA test to find out whether they have cleared the virus or they still have it. Approximately 20 percent of... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

Hepatitis C Transmission HCV is mainly transmitted when infected blood from one person directly enters another person's bloodstream. HCV has been detected in semen and vaginal fluid, so genital fluids may be infectious. Saliva and tears are not. ... Read more »
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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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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 »

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 »