May 10, 2012
is there a possibility of a transmission of hiv if a +ve person coughs on an open fresh wound of a -ve person??
| Response from Ms. Southall
Hi HIV cannot be spread by casual contact which includes your inquiry. You cannot get HIV this way, it is not airborne. HIV transmission occurs when there is a direct exchange of body fluid, blood, semen, vaginal fluid or breast milk.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
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