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Can you get HIV from touching a rag/paper towel/ tissue with period blood on it?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes but....

Any body fluids should be considered a biohazard and theoretically can transmit infectious diseases (such as hiv) if that person is hiv+.
Although the risk is small, using proper precautions (latex gloves, etc.) will eliminate that risk.

In brief: Yes but....

Any body fluids should be considered a biohazard and theoretically can transmit infectious diseases (such as hiv) if that person is hiv+.
Although the risk is small, using proper precautions (latex gloves, etc.) will eliminate that risk.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. David Rosenthal
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Use gloves

Transfer of HIV has to occur from blood to either a mucous membrane (eye, mouth, penis, vagina, rectum) or enter through a cut/scrape/microsopic break in the skin.
Yet, if you see blood on anything from someone else, don't touch it without wearing gloves whenever possible as a "universal precaution".

In brief: Use gloves

Transfer of HIV has to occur from blood to either a mucous membrane (eye, mouth, penis, vagina, rectum) or enter through a cut/scrape/microsopic break in the skin.
Yet, if you see blood on anything from someone else, don't touch it without wearing gloves whenever possible as a "universal precaution".
Dr. David Rosenthal
Dr. David Rosenthal
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