Apr 14, 2014
dr,please help me...i played football and one of my fren got injured in the field and he was bleeding,so unknowingly i touch his wounds i mean he has fresh blood on his wounds,now im scared that he might hiv patient,hope not so...but if so,can i get hiv by touching the blood wwith dry finger? thnk u
Response from Ms. Southall
Hi HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to child through breast feeding. This most commonly occurs through unprotected vaginal or anal sex and sharing of needles. Casual contact, sharing utensils, drinking after someone, etc are not way for HIV transmission to occur. If you go to this link HIV101 it will take you to our page that talks about the ways in which HIV is and is not transmitted.
There is no risk of transmission when you don't have an open area for the fluid to enter.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
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