What Is Considered Casual Contact

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Can you get HIV from coming in contact with a + person's snot?

Okay, I know it's gross, but....if a person is infected, and the caretaker comes into contact with used Kleenex that is still moist, is there a risk of infeciton?Thanks in advance.
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
There are no cases that I am aware of where HIV was transmitted that way.MH Read more »

Please answer Dr. Bob (CASUAL CONTACT, 2010)

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Im so scared (CASUAL CONTACT, 2010)

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