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Worried about blood...
Jul 28, 2003

My ex-boyfriend was extremely abusive. One time he must of had a cut on his hands, and when he slapped me some of the blood got on my lips...I licked my lips thinking it was mine...I then rinsed my face off, realizing I had no cuts...Can I get HIV from this?

Response from Dr. Jackson

If your ex-boyfriend is HIV infected it would be possible to become infected through this type of exposure although the risk is probably still very low.


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