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Answered 2012-08-09 18:07:39

Are you asking if you can get infected with a needle that has infected dry blood on it? if so to answer ur question, No. The virus dies within hours of exposure to air and when the blood dries out the virus dies with it. Only if it was highly contaminated and very very recent after the blood dried there could be a chance of infection, but close to zero.

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How come if it takes a lot of blood to catch HIV you can catch it by sharing a needle?

It doesn't take a lot of blood to catch HIV ! A single drop of infected blood is enough !

Can you catch hiv of dried blood on cup if consumed?

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How do women catch aids and hiv?

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Can you be infected with HIV by just touching a needle?

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How long can HIV last in dried blood?

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What is a false positive on a blood test for hiv?

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Can you get HIV from a sewing needle?

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Can you get AIDS by sharing a tattoo needle?

no, You get Aid's when Your Blood is toutched by someone elses HIV blood. so Unless they did that needle right into your arm, i doubt that you would get HIV

What is the Survivability of HIV virus?

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Why is it bad to inject yourself with a needle used by someone else?

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Can I catch HIV by washing clothing with dried blood on it?

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You see this injection needle lying on the grass you pick it up is it possible to be infected with hiv?

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Can you catch HIV from dried blood that is on a wall if you accidentally touch it and your fingers go in your mouth?

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Can you become infected with HIV by a sewing needle prick?

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Does HIV stay alive in dried blood?

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Will cold kill HIV?

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Can you catch HIV from wet blood on surfaces?

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What Aer three ways HIV can be spread?

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You shared a needle with someone who has HIV will you get HIV?

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Can you get HIV by giving blood?

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