Confused on my situation. PEP? Please Help
Jun 3, 2011
I nicked some skin off my finger at work today, nothing huge, just like the size of a pimple. I had no clue I did it and I shook hands with someone who is in the same field as me. I noticed afterwards it was bleeding, and I know I did it right before i shook hands I just didnt really pay attention to it.
question- Lets just say he did the same thing as me, and we both have these cuts and lets say he has hiv, could I get it from him from shaking hands? The CDC says you cannot get hiv from shaking hands........does that include my situation?
Should I start PEP thanks dr
Response from Dr. Frascino
I heartily agree with the CDC. PEP is absolutely not warranted.
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