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Can scratching someone spread HIV?

Sep 6, 2012

hello, I am HIV positive but my boyfriend is not. The other day we were playing around and I accidentally scratched him, turning his skin red on that spot and there was a little blood from him. I am undetectable. I don't think I had any blood under my nail, I just need to trim them... was there any danger to him? thanks

Response from Dr. Wohl

No risk at all. There is no virus lurking under your nails.


What have I done?
need advices please!!

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