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Needle prick

Sep 2, 2013

If I draw blood and in just a few seconds a HIV positive person whose finger is bleeding, press his finger against at the place of needle prick which was also bleeding. Is this a way of transmitting HIV? If yes, what are the chances, i mean percentage to get HIV this way.

Response from Mr. Glenn

Thanks for your question,

If you mean to ask if there's risk from a HIV positive person merely touching an open spot on your body (like where you got blood drawn), there is no risk from that at all.

For HIV to transmit there needs to be a body fluid that can carry HIV (like blood in this case), coming out of their body and going immediately/directly inside of your body. In your case there's no body fluid coming from the HIV positive person.

Hope this helps!



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