Hitting punching bag
Jun 26, 2013
I was hitting a punching bag with my friend last night and we didn't use gloves or wraps. After I noticed a small pin sized cut on my hand. I wasn't able to see if his hands were bleeding. If his hands were bleeding, would there be a risk of transmission?
Response from Mr. Glenn
Thanks for your question,
There's no risk from this situation.
HIV is only transmitted when a body fluid carrying HIV (only blood, semen, vaginal fluid, or breast milk) comes out of someone's body and goes immediately/directly inside of someone else's body.
This didn't happen in your situation! Probably none of it and you need all of this to have happened. A "small pin sized cut" on your hand is not a significant way for blood to get inside your body.
Hope this helps!
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