Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

is it true that dried blood is infectious

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andreas Kogelnik
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes, dried blood can carry infectious viruses and other pathogens. Universal precautions (gloves, handwashing) should always be used when handling bl ... Read More
7
7 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
None: Nobody ever gets HCV except by direct sharing of blood, mostly through injection equipment. Even sex rarely transmits it, despite what you may have le ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
HIV: If the blood has dried long enough for the cells within the fluid to have died the HIV will also succumb to drying. But you must remember that just t ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Very low risk: This sort of contact is extremely low risk for any infection. You really needn't worry about it.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
Irrelevant: Cancer is particular to your genes and is therefore in no way contagious.
A male asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
38 years experience Allergy and Immunology
That's correct: HIV is one virus that cannot survive outside the body.
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lourdes Margarita Landron-Garcia
8 years experience Family Medicine
Infectios disease: The cdc receive directly from laboratory and doctors or positive results of infections disease like hepatitis, sexual transmitted disease, cholera , ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Wash immediately: First and foremost, prevention is the key with the use of latex gloves, masks, and if necessary, protective clothing or gown. If exposed, wash the ar ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Sinha
16 years experience Pediatrics
Not typically: GBS is tested as a vaginal swab close to the time of delivery. Although there is some risk of infection this can be reduced by antibiotic treatment d ... Read More
2
2 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month