|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
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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