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Skin under the nail???

Nov 7, 2011

I cut the nails of my fingers quite short and the skin under the nail of my right thumb felt somehow burning and hurt a little, however it did not bleed. Can blood coming in contact with this place (irritated but not bleeding skin under the nail) be considered a risk? Or is the risk nonexistent?

Response from Mr. Cordova

Hi there:

HIV needs direct access to the blood stream. That means, a fresh bleeding cut or other portal of entry, that HIV can use to gain entry into your body. In this case, there was no portal of entry.

Bottom line: No risk.

In health, Richard

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