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Blood Got Into Nose HIV Risk

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blood in nose

i have some blood in my fingers..i ve inserted fingers in ma nose..what are the risk of transmission of hiv??how long hiv survive out side the body??what are the risk of hiv blood transmission from eye nose and open wound???...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
I am assuming the blood on your fingers was from someone else (how it may have gotten there is another question).As I have mentioned several times on this site. The risk of getting HIV in this way is negligible. HIV is present in relatively low... Read more »

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Posted by madeinkorea, 1 Reply
Hi All,
Can HIV be transmitted through nose mucous membranes?
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Can you get HIV if precum/semen gets into your nose?

Posted by thatdude2009, 1 Reply
Hi. So I think I have put myself at a high risk situation. I read a similar post on here In the forums but it doesn't really answer the question.

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Last week i had a bleeding nose while i was blowing my nose, it lasted about 2 mintues & today the same thing. What does this mean?

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