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Was traveling about 1 month ago. as i went into the airport restroom, i noticed drop of blood (not mine) on my shoes. grabbed a wet wipe, wiped it off and threw it away. i washed my hands even though it didnt touch my skin. could i possibly get hiv?

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Dr. Stanley Katz answered

Specializes in Dermatology

No, it's highly unlikely that you would contract HIV from that type of exposure, since you did not even touch the blood.

Answered 8/5/2022

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

No, HIV transmission is not possible in above described scenario. Check cdc.gov for reliable information regarding HIV transmission.

Answered 8/5/2022

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered

Specializes in Pathology

Agree with Drs. K and P. You are at no risk of HIV from this incident. For healthy diet: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/., exercise 30 minutes/day, drink enough water daily so your urine is mostly colorless, have safe sex, no tobacco alcohol weed or street drugs. Get HPV vaccine. Wish you good health! Safe sex: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/safer-sex-guidelines

Answered 8/5/2022

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