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A 25-year-old female asked:

I stabbed my finger with a staple, then touched a public toilet door handle with that finger and didn't realise i was still bleeding. risk of hiv hepc

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Not likely: Those viruses don't live on door handles and the like; there are likely many many 'germs' on public toilet door handles, but not likely for HIV or hcv to be among them.
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