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

Question that has never been asked!

Apr 25, 2009

I'm going to donate $40 after I send out this message! I just had a strange question for you that I can't find ANYWHERE!

The other day I had an employee come give me a huge hug, I had a big cut on my arm from an incident before. The employee was FULL of dirt all over his clothes! I asked "what happened to you?" He said he had to clean up the baseball field because someone had injured themself and there was blood all over the dirt and he had to drive this special car thing that smooths out the dirt. So the bloody dirt got all over him, then he came and hugged me and it got all over me.

Is there any risk here if the blood had been from an HIV+ person? And that I had a huge cut on my arm that he touched and got dirt on??

$40 signed, sealed, delivered!


Response from Dr. Frascino


Your HIV risk is nonexistent. However, one wonders why the employee felt compelled to bear hug you while he was such a dirty bloody mess! You must be one sexy, huggable and totally irresistible guy!

HIV doesn't live very long at all outside the body. Consequently the chances of Baseball-guy contaminating you with bloody dirt are nonexistent, no matter how much of a huggable boss you happen to be.

Dr. Bob


  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS



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 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