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A 22-year-old male asked:

can you get hep c or hiv from using a bar of soap that was in a basin with used razors only option i had after going to the toilet?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
No: The HIV and hep c viruses are spread by blood to blood contact such as an IV drug abuser sharing a needle with another and by unprotected sexual contact. They cannot be spread by using a dirty bar of soap to wash your hands.

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Last updated Feb 8, 2016

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