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A 23-year-old male asked:

I went to a concert and went to the bathroom. i used a stall that was empty and open. i used the bathroom and when i went to unlock the latch i accidentally cut my finger on it. can i get hiv this way if someone had done the same before me?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
HIV cannot be transmitted in above presented scenario. HIV does not survive on inanimate surfaces. Check cdc.gov for reliable information regarding HIV transmission.
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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Extremely unlikely. .. but if concerned see a doctor for testing.
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Last updated Oct 13, 2021

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