Can You Contract HIV From Touching Blood

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a toilet paper with blood can I get Hiv

Hi I went t Wal-mart bathroom and I put 3 toilet covers went to the Bathroom and then I saw a toilet paper with blood can I get Hiv I did not touch itToilet paper was in the toilet I might have pee on it.
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...No there is no risk of contractingHIV from this circumstance. You had no contact.Joe Read more »

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