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Scratch when handshake cause infection ?
May 26, 2012

Last day I met a new person which my friend's friend. I don't sure he is HIV+ or not. We wanted to shake our hands. Suddenly I missed his hands and his nails scratched my finger's outside. It stings.I'm not hundred percent sure about bleeding. But i couldn't see any blood. Afterward I shook again. I panicked when I did this. I washed my hands immediately after seconds with Cuticura Hand Hygiene Gel. Is there risk on being infected? If there are grammatical mistake, I'm sorry for that. Because English isn't my native language. Thank you.

Response from Ms. Southall

Hi You cannot get HIV this way! HIV transmission does not occur through casual contact. You are fine!

Be well and stay safe, Shannon



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