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Feb 28, 2009

In the ward while examining a HIV positive patient with high viral load i got in contact with his diaphoretic palms when he held my hand having a small cut over the middle of palmar surface of right thumb.Pl advice if PEP is indicated.What are the chances of transmission?

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There is no risk for acquiring HIV with the contact you described in your question. I would not recommened PEP. Thanks Joe

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