A 26-year-old female asked:
I have an hiv + patient with herpes. had soiled linens with blood on floor. not sure if it was wet or dry. i stepped on linens by accident with bottom of scrubs and shoe. i lysoled the bottoms of my shoes and uniform. did it kill virus on both?
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Dr. Hunter Handsfieldanswered
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
No risk, no worry: Lysol and similar cleaning products instantaneously kill HIV and HSV. But it doesn't matter anyway. Nobody has ever acquired HIV through environmental contamination. (The wording suggests you are a health professional. You should know this. Do some literature searching or contact professional colleagues if you need additional information or reassurance.)
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