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transmission from training partner at gym

Nov 25, 2011

I recently started training with a friend at the gym. During the workout one our fingers ripped around the fingernail and ended up bleeding. It was not noticed until later. The blood ended up on the others hands which had some cuts on them from dry cracked skin. What are the chances of transmitting HIV this way if one of us were HIV+?

Response from Mr. Cordova

Hi there:

I would not be concerned. HIV does not live well outside the body. A situation like this would not transmit the virus.

In health, Richard

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