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Toenail Fungus
Mar 20, 2003

How comon is it for a toenail fungus to spread to your fingernails? If it did spread to the fingernails and the affected person worked with a materials that came in contact with bodily fluids could it be spread to another person or does it only spread by nail to nail contact?

Response from Dr. Henry

Toenail fungus in the setting of HIV infection can be a frustrating problem to clear up (often would take > 3-6 months of treatment). Fortunately the infection rarely spreads to fingernails and is not very infectious to other people. KH

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