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A 29-year-old female asked:

Is it possible to get hiv through touching dry blood on money and putting hand in mouth? how long hiv virus live outside a host?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Unlikely to happen: That said, a woman in her late 20's would have been vaccinated against the more dangerous strains of genital HPV, right? We vaccinate all persons when they reach middle school age. If a person missed his or her vaccines, or only got the earlier vaccine versions that had fewer strains of protection, she can ask a primary care doctor about Gardasil-9 vaccine. The doctor can examine the vulva too.
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Last updated Nov 22, 2019


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