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Hotel Sheets

Question: 

I was staying at a hotel, and I woke up and was getting out of bed. I noticed that there was something that looked like it could have been dried blood on the sheets. Could I get something this way. I did have a cut on my leg, but it was not bleeding.It had scabbed over already.

Answer: 

Hello and thanks for reaching out to the AIDS Vancouver Helpline.

It sounds like you are concerned about the possibility of acquiring HIV.

One cannot acquire HIV from an inanimate object. This is due to the HIV virus being very fragile once it leaves the body. Once exposed to air, HIV begins to break down immediately and is no longer transmissible. Thus, you are at No Risk at acquiring HIV from this scenario.

For further information on HIV you can visit HIV and AIDS Basics.

Regards,

Chris, Volunteer

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