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hiv transmission through chewing gum

Jun 29, 2011

My daughter stepped on someones freshly chewed gum i was holding her shoe while my husband used a stick to try and remove it, while removing the gum his hand sliped and he stabbed my hand with the stick it did give me a splinter,am i at risk for anything?I know it sounds really dumb I was just worried because the gum was fresh and it did breack my skin and leave a sore sorry

Response from Dr. Frascino


The HIV risk is nonexistent. See link below.

Dr. Bob

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