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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 54 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 41 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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A female asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
Family Medicine 30 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
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 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.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 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.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 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.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 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.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 10 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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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Ask supervisor: Check with human health and resources dept. Any exposure to blood borne pathogens? http://www.osha.gov/sltc/bloodbornepathogens/index.html.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Probably not: assuming you have no skin breaks yourself, the odds of catching something in this situation is very unlikely. It would be good to wash off well at the... Read More
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