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A 29-year-old female asked:

Does hand sanitizer kill viruses on hands such as hcv hvb or hiv?

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Dr. Paul Williams
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Hand sanitizers: As long as the product contains at least 60% alcohol it should kill most bacteria and some viruses. Hand sanitizers won't work on dirty or greasy hands. SEE http://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/show-me-the-science-hand-sanitizer.html or http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/innovation_quality_patient_care/areas_expertise/infections_complications/hand_hygiene/why_wipes.html Good luck
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