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Feb 26, 2010

hi, i am from india my friend is HIV+, once day my other friend scraches to my HIV+ friend by his nails and bleeding out from his nack, after 3min latter he also scraches to me. can i affected by HIV.

Response from Dr. McGowan

Very unlikely. If there was fresh blood on your friend's nails and your skin was broken it may be theoretically possible for virus to spread, the chances would be exceedingly small.

Joe



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