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A 30-year-old female asked:

When coming home yesterday at around 7pm i sat in taxi then i saw the window had red things like dried blood i didn't touch as i checked my hands and there was no blood on it. later at midnight i touched myself around my private parts. can i get hiv?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
No: HIV and Hepatitis B and C cannot be transmitted through above mentioned mechanism. Hand hygiene rules still apply as to risk for transmission for other bacteria including hepatitis A.
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