|Shaking hands with positive man with cut on nose.
Nov 8, 2011
I'm being REALLY paranoid but I just need to settle my anxiety. Yesterday I shook hands with my girlfriend's housemate, who has HIV. I noticed that I had a cut on my nose and there was a small amount of blood on my hand. His hands weren't cut or anything. Is there even the remotest possibility of infection? Say if I put my finger in my nose? Do you need to basically rub open, seeping wounds into each other in order to catch HIV this way?
| Response from Mr. Cordova
Have you considered that maybe the blood on your hand was your own blood, and was from the cut on your nose? Either way, I would not be concerned. You are correct in your statement, that you would basically have to rub open, seeping wounds into each other in order for there to even be a risk of infection.
In health, Richard
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