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handshake pimple
Feb 10, 2012

A relative of mine who shook hands with a friend whom she did not know has been HIV positive for many years. Right after he shook hands he went to his bathroom and popped a pimple. There was a slight amount of blood from popping the pimple. Is she now at risk? Should she take anti viral drugs to prevent infection?

Response from Mr. Cordova

Hi there:

There is no risk from this situation at all. HIV is not transmitted this way. You CANNOT catch HIV from casual contact.

In health,

Richard



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