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Touching Kleenex With Dried Blood On It

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At risk from blood on kleenex

I was recentely in the my sons pediatricians office and he needed a kleenex to blow his nose, I didn't notice until after he started to use it that it looked like there was some dried blood on it, was wondering if by chance it came in contact...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would not worry at all about this "exposure". Yes the nose is considered "mucous membrane" but the risks that are associated with hepatitis C transmission is mainly through sharing of straws for cocaine use. Straws can be... Read more »

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AIDS and American Religion: An Issue of Blood

Matt: 9:20-21 "And behold a women, which was diseased with an issueof blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: Forshe said within herself, If I may but touch the hem of his garment, I shall bewhole." (King James) ... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

touching wet blood on floor

Posted by 613, 4 Replies
These blood fears are sickening but here goes:

About 6-7 months ago in capoeira class I was doing a hand stand and there was a spot of blood on the floor. I accidentally got one of my fingers in it. I wiped it off on my pants as there was no water. I... Read more »

My child touch blood of my HIV+ Husband

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My husband is HIV+
He cut his finger bad and ran into the bathroom and he was dripping blood on the floor.
My young daugher touch the blood and ran to the basement ( I was washing clothes) and said "daddy is bleeding, daddy is bleeding") Although im... Read more »