|Fact or not
Jan 6, 2012
I need to know if the is true or if she made a mistake ? it came from this forum http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Treatment/Q22752.html?ic=2003 Dr. Aberg said: "Even when someone has contact with moist blood on an intact skin surface, the risk of transmission is almost zero." ---- Why is it almost Zero, I thought if you touch blood on intact skin it zero because there is no cuts? isn't intact skin a barrier to hiv, so why almost? the almost has me confused? please clear my doubts. & if this fourm is wrong can you please remove it? thank you
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
Given that there are more lawyers than doctors, us docs tend to be very conservative in making absolute statements. I think that you could be over interpreting Dr. Aberg's 2003 words- the risk from exposure on truly intact skin essentially zero. Exposure to intact skin is simply not a way that HIV is transmitted.
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