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what are the chances of catching stds from a wet bloody tissue in public toilet? i washed my hands straight away with soap and dettol wipes.

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Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 18 years experience
Almost Impossible: If you picked up the bloody tissue with your bare hands and then washed them afterwards with soap and water AND you do not have a fresh cut or a wound on your hand, then you will not catch anything. You are safe. Do not worry.

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