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Injury while playing basketball (got elbowed in mouth)

Apr 15, 2012

Hello doctor I had this incident while playing in which i got elbowed in my face and my lips bled for a couple minutes. I checked the other guy's habd but i couldn't see any major bleeding. i am worried that there might have been a smaller cut which i could have missed and that our bloods could have come in contact. Am i at risk? I am worried. Please answer at the earliest. Thank you.

Response from Mr. Cordova

Hi there:

I would not be concerned. Transmission in a situation like would be extremely rare. Also, the likelihood that the other person was HIV + is pretty low too.

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