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Can you catch someones elses blood if you touch it

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Little or no risk. It generally takes a lot more exposure to transmit the virus. Nothing to worry about. Anyway, you might have been vaccinated agains... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Depends: It depends on many different factors including the disease and length of time the blood was outside the host. As such, it is hard to answer your quest... Read More
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Dr. Schalk Burger
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Basically 0 risk: Extremely unlikely , but I suggest you clean your shoe.
A female asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
Family Medicine 29 years experience
No: I would say the chances are pretty slim of catching any disease this way. There is no risk of catching HIV this way. The most contagious virus would... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Extremely unlikely: In theory there might be a small risk from such exposure. However, there are no reported cases that this has ever happened. So nothing to worry about.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Potentially yes: But this is theoretical. Hep c is only transmitted by some form of intimate contact. Your intact skin is a barrier to entry of this virus, and it is... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Not recommended: I would not recommend touching blood at a gas station, no matter when you contact it. Any areas of broken skin would be especially vulnerable.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Skin is a barrier: There are no chances to catch anything you may be worrying about. Your skin is a good barrier for almost every type of infection.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends: If there are no open sores on the skin where you touched the blood and you washed your hands promptly, there is minimal risk.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
No: You can't get HIV by touching dirty trash unless the dirty trash contained freshly injection needles from someone with HIV and you were stuck with it.... Read More

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