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A 22-year-old female asked:

Can you get hiv from dried blood?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Really no: The danger from this sort of thing is so low that it can't be measured. The HIV virus is a total wimp and dies with the blood cells that carry it.

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A 22-year-old female asked:

Can you get HIV from a toilet seat with dried blood on it?

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Dried HIV infected blood, is it contagious?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
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 touching infected blood is not going to transmit the virus unless there is a break in the skin or the blood is somehow transferred into your mucous membranes or bloodstream.
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Could I get HIV by splashing blood?

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Could you get HIV from giving blood?

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Can you get HIV from swallowing blood?

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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
Not that likely: Digestive enzymes of the stomach will destroy anything sensitive to ph..And thats hiv. Now..One exception to this is if you have damage, tears, inflammation or other damage to your esophagus. In general terms..I think your low on the infectivity scale. It does also depend on the viral load of the other person. Also if the viral load is higher..So are chances of transmitting the virus.

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