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used handtowel with dry blood on it can hiv be transmitted?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
HIV is Hard to Get: Hiv is very fragile; it does not survive outside of living body fluids. It is not something one gets from a towel regardless if there is dried blood or not.

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A 18-year-old female asked:

Does dry blood on towel contain hiv?

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Dr. Charles Glassman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
HIV and dried blood: Hiv does not live outside the human body for more than a couple hours at the very most. Hepatitis b on the other hand can last outside the body for up to 7 days!

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