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Apr 13, 2008
can you get hiv or hbv from a puncture wounds, skin contact,and mucous membrane contact
| Response from Dr. McGovern
Acquiring HIV or HBV infection usually requires blood to blood contact with an infectious source. There are rare cases of a health care worker being infected from a mucous membrane exposure (eg,splash of an eye). However, most of these cases have been acquired from needlestick injuries, with HBV being more infectious than HIV.
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