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Can You Get Diseases From Touching An Object With Blood On It
Could blood be located everywhere&every object? And if you have cuts on hands and grab an object could it cause infection? How long does blood live?
We have addressed : This already with you. One might be infected if you scrape up the dried blood, resuspend it in liquid and inject it into you. Otherwise, little if any risk. ...Read more
If drop of spit from someone with coldsore falls on an object while talking and you touch that with a almost healed wound, could you get herpes there?
Never been reported: HIV does not survive outside of the body for very long. If the blood was completely dry (and indeed contained HIV) the virus would almost certainly be inactive. To my knowledge, transmission via the example you describe has never been reported. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No way!: Do not be so paranoid. You can not catch diseases so easily! ...Read more
Can you get herpes from a needle i was under the understanding that herpes lives in the epidermis and is spread by direct contact. I also thought it was slightly possible to get herpes from sharing something such as a cigarette or a pipe as its indirect
The : The herpes virus is spread from by direct contact with the virus. This would be via any direct contact with a herpetic lesion, intimate contact with actively infected person, sharing drinking glass, lipstick, cigarette with a person with an active herpes ulcer on the mouth. The virus is not transmitted from a needle prick of an infected person. What is detected in the blood in persons with previous exposure to herpes is antibodies that are present when someone has been exposed to the virus in the past. ...Read more
If a person with syphilis wipes semen and/or sores on a steering wheel, can I get it from touching that right after and rubbing eyes?
Far Fetched: The doctors here through lots of dramatic situations have stopped reacting to impossible or far fetched scenarios when it comes to the risk of infectious diseases. In the real world i cannot in any way see how the scenario you have described plays out. But, syphilis. Is caught from an infected sore skin to skin or direct blood or semen to skin. There is no transmission vector of inanimate objec. ...Read more
Can you get HIV from a lancet that was used by a HIV person or will the blood dry because it's on the outside?
Can you get Ebola from an infected person's blood or bodily fluid/secretions that are left like say, in a public place long after they have left?
Ebola Virus: When dried, in small amounts on a surface in ambient conditions - the Ebola virus usually is not alive for more than a few hours. It can live longer in body fluids maintained at room temperature and considerably longer at lower temperatures (4 Celsius or lower). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How hard is it to contract HIV?touching a contaminated surface but no blood or bloodily fluids and then you mastrubate or finger yourself lead to HIV?
Can spit from an hiv person that may contain blood infect you if it gets in eye or mouth when speaking to them?
Absolutely not: For over a decade during which there was no treatment, not a single family member of an HIV-positive person was infected except through sex or sharing needles. Cuddling, kissing, cleaning up bloody cuts, and just being a loving family carries zero risk. You'd be doing yourself and those around you a terrible disservice to let these fears darken your thoughts. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HIV is Hard to Get: I am unsure where you are eating food with blood on it, especially human blood. But, absolutely not. The way one get's HIV is well known and has been known for over thirty years. Did you miss this information as you grew up? You get HIV from direct sexual contact or from direct blood to blood exposure (that means living human blood to your direct blood system....). ...Read more
Im just wondering but is there a risk of infection if your own blood gets mixed with somone elses? Eg. By touching the area or swalliwing by accident
Possible: Universal precautionary measures include using gloves, wearing appropriate eye protection when coming in contact with body fluids such as blood, sputum, drainage from wounds, etc. If the other person has in infectious process like hiv, hepatitis, then there is risk; if the other person is clean, risk is nil. ...Read more
Lets just say ebola contaminated fluid got onto your hand. Would the virus transmit easily or do you have to get it on your mucous membrane?
Can you get any diseases from blood that is 2 weeks old ? If your shirt hits into it and your arm touches your shirt can you get anything?
No risk, no worries: Such fleeting, superficial contact with blood -- even fresh, wet blood -- carries no significant risk for any infection. And the risk is for sure zero for old, dry blood. Don't worry about it. ...Read more
Can you only get Ebola if you touched their infected blood or liquid? Can you get it from touching their arm because of sweat? I'm just interested
Ebola transmission: Transmission is from someone who has signs of active infection via contact wi blood or bodily fluids or through contact wi contaminated objects. Ebola can be spread through body fluids such as sweat, tears, blood, saliva, breast milk, semen, vomit, urine and stool. The virus can gain entry via cuts/ abrasions of skin, nose, mouth, eyes or any open wound. Dry Ebola can last a few hours on a > ...Read more
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