Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Non Bleeding Cut HIV Risk

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
Project Inform

Non-Occupational Post Exposure Prevention

Other non-occupational HIV PEP programs may be available through emergency rooms or local clinics. Your city or state department of public health may have more information about HIV nPEP programs in your area. This list merely reflects formal programs that we are aware of at the time of publication. Commentary The decision to use nPEP is a difficult one. Even if you participated in an activity that put you at high risk for HIV infection,...
Ask the Experts

30min open but non bleeding cut in close to finger nail..

Hello Doctor,I have a question and would really appreciate it if you can answer it...knowing that your quite busy answering many other important questions.I had an open but NON bleeding finger nail cut 30-60 min before i was fingering a girl. which...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:There is no evidence to support transmission of HIV through finger contact with genitals. It is possible that other sexually transmitted infections could be transmitted through finger contact, but it is unlikely. As for Hepatitis, I would... Read more »

Non bleeding wound contact with blood

Hi, i helped a friend who was bleeding. I had a 1mm 8hr old non bleedingcut on dorsum aspect of middle finger which i suspect got some blood on it. Wht is my risk of contracting hiv? And also what are the conditions required 4 transmission in this...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe cut had to much more recent for there to be risk of HIV transmission. For occupational exposure people are placed on Post Exposure Prophylaxis within 72 hours of the exposure. I believe your exposure was very low risk and you are fine. You can... Read more »

Vagina fluids and open bleeding cut

Hi,Some weeks ago and few hours before having protected sex with a sex worker, I did shave my scrotum and had a one small bleeding cut.Is it possible to get infected from her vagina fluids if they did reach my cut, which I am sure it did happen?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiVaginal fluids containing HIV are found throughout all vaginal fluid not just from the upper region. Having an open sore does increase your chances of HIV transmission as well as other sexually transmitted infections. HIV is a very fragile virus... Read more »

plz help urgent hiv transmission from vaginal fluid on handkerchief to bleeding cut

Hi today morning I fingures the vagina of a csw. From forum I came to know that it is no risk. But after fingering I used my hanky to wipe of the vaginal fluids from my finger. In the evening I got cut my finger by blade quite deep it was bleeding....
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
No risk here. HIV does not live on hankies very long. I would not worry at all.DW... Read more »
Connect With Others

Open cut on Penis (Non bleeding)

Posted by jds, 1 Reply

1 week back I had protected sex with a sex worker less than 2 min. A day later I experience small pain on my pennies next day it developed as small cuts in the pennies tip of the foreskin. I was worried whether condom covers this portion when I... 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 »

HIV risk from a handshake with a tiny cut

Posted by mountainman1970, 1 Reply
hi there. first i must say I have terrible anxiety over this possible exposure. 10 days ago, i was at a barber shop with my father. he was getting his hair cut. the barber was gay. afterwards the barber came over to me and shook my hand. i didnt... 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 »