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HIV from stepping on glass?

Dec 29, 2011

I recently stepped on glass and got cut on my foot. I was concerned about contracting HIV because of it. What is my risk?

Response from Mr. Cordova

Hi there:

HIV does not live well outside of the body. Even if there was blood, semen, vaginal secretions or breast milk on the broken glass, it would not have been able to infect you. You were not at risk for HIV in this situation.

In health,


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