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Can you get HIV from dried blood on a latent needle used to test blood sugars?.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
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In brief: Probably not

The cases in which HIV has been transmitted by needle have been from needles just withdrawn from HIV-positive patients' blood.
I would be surprised if drying did not kill this very fragile virus. Having said this, anyone who uses a needle that may be contaminated is playing an extremely unwise game with their health for other reasons. This needs to stop and if applicable, law enforcement notified.

In brief: Probably not

The cases in which HIV has been transmitted by needle have been from needles just withdrawn from HIV-positive patients' blood.
I would be surprised if drying did not kill this very fragile virus. Having said this, anyone who uses a needle that may be contaminated is playing an extremely unwise game with their health for other reasons. This needs to stop and if applicable, law enforcement notified.
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