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Child Scratched hiv+ person and then put fingers in mouth
Apr 26, 2012

So my son scratched an HIV+ friend and then was putting his fingers in his mouth his two lower centrals are coming in. Can he coontract it? The scratch was very small and no blood drew but you could see blood there. I am paranoid he is only 10 months old.

Response from Ms. Southall

HI In order for HIV transmission to occur there has to be a direct exchange of body fluid. If there was no blood then there was no way for HIV transmission to occur. Also if there were blood, your son would have had to have an open wound in his mouth for the virus to enter in. It sounds like from what you have described that your son is fine.

Be well and stay safe, Shannon



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