Can HIV Be Contracted By Handling Blood Soaked Clothes?
HIV risk is negligible
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Thanks for posting your query.
HIV can not be viable outside blood or blood products not more than few seconds.
As long as the blood stain on the shirt is wet, it might be considered as infectious provided that individual has HIV infection, once the stain dried, then there would not be any risk. Even with the wet blood stain shirt contact the HIV risk
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Rule out HIV infection and feel free
If it was wet blood, then your HIV risk is negligible. You can take up a HIV test 12 weeks after the contact with blood and rule out the negligible risk also. It will relieve unnecessary mental tension
Dr S Murugan