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A homeless person's blanket brushed against my arm in train. Is there any risk of disease like Hep or hiv due to brief skin contact with the blanket?

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Dr. William Conner
Family Medicine
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In brief: Absolutely Not

Your worries are unfounded.
I hope you took time to greet the individual. He/she may be homeless due to problems out of his/ her control. The diseases you mention are only spread through contact with bodily fluids/ ie. sexual contact.

In brief: Absolutely Not

Your worries are unfounded.
I hope you took time to greet the individual. He/she may be homeless due to problems out of his/ her control. The diseases you mention are only spread through contact with bodily fluids/ ie. sexual contact.
Dr. William Conner
Dr. William Conner
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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology

In brief: HIV fear

If you often think of getting diseases or contaminated this way you may have a phobia.
Some people have phobias directly related to health matters. A clinical psychologist can be helpful for that. Beyond that, please strive for compassion for yourself and others. Peace and good health.

In brief: HIV fear

If you often think of getting diseases or contaminated this way you may have a phobia.
Some people have phobias directly related to health matters. A clinical psychologist can be helpful for that. Beyond that, please strive for compassion for yourself and others. Peace and good health.
Dr. Bernard Seif
Dr. Bernard Seif
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