Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
   
Ask the Experts About

Safe Sex and HIV PreventionSafe Sex and HIV Prevention
           
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


Both Of Us Were Bleeding
Mar 30, 2003

Hi Ryan,

I had a terrible experience on a basketball match. My palm was deeply cut by another guy's fingernail. It was very deep and blood came out soon. His fingernail was also broken and I saw considerable blood on the wound. I learn from this site that HIV can be transmited in blood to blood contact. I need your expertise to confirm this. Do you consider this as a blood to blood contact? His fingernail cut my palm in a very short time, I guess. Is this possible that we did not have actual blood to blood contact in this short time (our blood takes a bit longer to come out)?????

This is very important for me and I do hope you can spend some time answering my question!!!!

Thanks a million.

Response from Mr. Kull

Ouch. Well, I unfortunately can't tell you what happened; it sounds like you might have been exposed to his blood, but you don't know one way or the other. In the absence of actual evidence or proof of exposure (you know that had blood-to-blood contact with a person who was known to be HIV infected or at significant risk), you should not be concerning yourself with HIV infection.

According to the CDC, there is no evidence that HIV is transmitted through activity in contact sports.

RMK



Previous
Could really use your advice!!!! Please!!!
Next
Semen inside condom

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement