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Can i get hiv from a doorknob?

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Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 19 years experience
No-: Passed through blood, saliva, or semen, HIV does not survive on dry surfaces for very long. Even if the knob has virus, it would still require a portal of entry like a cut in the skin, or touching mucous membranes.

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How do you get HIV?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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See below: Having sex with an infected person, and sharing needles with an infected person are common ways. See this site for more information on the subject. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/transmission.html

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