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hiv transmission
Apr 29, 2012

sir you are doing a great job and thank you for your advice and response.please relieve my anxiety.i am freaking out because that.i am sharing room with hiv positive friend.one day accidentally i had a contact with his blood after his finger injury,that only after 5 minutes of injury.my concern is at that time i had a small hypopigmented tinea infection in my forearm.blood touched there.my skin was not bleeding,no sore,no abrasion,not painful,just had a hypopimentation.will it dangerous to get hiv?please help me.will superficial asymptomatic fungal infection increase the risk of hiv?

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Hi HIV transmission has to be a direct exchange of body fluid. Just abrasions or bruising does not present a way for HIV to enter your body. Only if you had a open wound can HIV find its way in with what you have described.

Be well and stay safe, Shannon



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