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HIV transmission
Jul 10, 2013

Hello, I know my question is off the wall but HIV is a serious thing and I'm terrified. I was at The Castro district of San Francisco and I was in a shop where they sell sex costumes. I walked out and I felt a pain at the tip of my pinky and I noticed a cut. I have no idea where I got the cut, maybe by a hanger while searching through the costumes. Is there a chance oh hiv transmission? I've been worried sick because of the location I was in and the cut was pretty deep; plus it's been over a week and I feel like I have a sore throat. Can you please help me? Thank you!

Response from Ms. Southall

Hi It wouldn't matter where you were located the risk is None! HIV transmission occurs when there is a direct exchange of body fluid, blood, semen, vaginal fluid, or mother to child through breast feeding. With just a cut on the finger this does not create one of the above ways for HIV transmission to occur.

Be well and stay safe, Shannon



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