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CUTS ON HAND AND BLOOD CONTACT HIV RISK

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is there a risk of hiv through contact with someone's hand?

Recently, I was in a gas station with my daughter. A man keeps saying hello to her so I finally said that she can say high. He put his hand out and she touched his hand. I looked and his hands were extremely dirty and he had bandages on his fingers....
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

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There is no risk from this situation. AT ALL.Think about the ways that the CDC told you that HIV is transmitted: A body fluid carrying HIV needs to come out of someone's body and go directly/immediately inside the body of someone else. All of... Read more »

Cut on finger in contact with blood!!! Please help me

Please please help me? I need help with this experience. I had a cut on my thumb and I had to... Read more »

percentage of transmitting HIV infected blood thru a cut on hands

To Doctor Bob.I am a nurse with patient newly diagnosed with HIV. Before he had this diagnosis, i... Read more »
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Blood on hands= HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Last week I went to a concert and there a guy busted his head open. I didnt come into contact with him and they took him off to get it checked. A few minutes later I saw him and we shook hands because we thought the band was good. Anyways I noticed... Read more »

HIV Risk - Blood in Eye & Glass Cut

Posted by pupiz, 2 Replies
Hi, all. Please let me know if I am at risk for HIV from these to encounters. I was in Canada on vacation a couple of weeks ago and we left at about in the morning and came back at about 3:00pm. When we left the maid was cleaning the suite beside... Read more »

Contact with blood and scared!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi everyone,

Something happened to me at work the other night that really scared me and I was hoping someone could help. I work in retail, and a guy (maybe 60 years old) and his wife came in the store to make a purchase. I rang them up, but I noticed... Read more »

Am I at risk? Open cuts on hands...

Posted by Gka978, 2 Replies
First, I'm sorry if this seems like a trivial question. My next step will be addressing anxiety issues

I have two scratches/cuts on my right hand, both from a new kitten who thinks my hand is a toy. I shook hands with someone who could be considered... Read more »