Often times, when we think of blood-borne diseases, the first thing that comes to mind is HIV/AIDS. Did you know that once the HIV/AIDS virus hits the air and dries, it dies? In other words, if a person with HIV/AIDS is bleeding and a drop of blood hits the ground, once that blood dries, the virus dies as well.
The Hepatitis B virus, on the other hand will go on living in the dried blood, and can enter your body through any open sore or other opening in your body, and it is just as deadly as HIV/AIDS.
So, as a precautionary measure, we should always take protective measures when dealing with any bodily fluids, whether they are wet or dry, and no matter how long they have been dry. Wearing latex gloves is a great way to help protect yourself, and always be sure to wash your hands as soon as the gloves come off
before touching anything else.