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?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
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.
Last updated Feb 8, 2016
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