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Can Hiv Be Transmitted Through Small Cuts

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A second opinion - Two days old cut can transmit HIV?

I really appreciate it if some doctor answers me i'm freaking out please help me! I cut my pubic hair on a monday night..while cutting..i accidentally cut a small cut on the base of my penis above my balls.. On Wednesday night ( after 2 days )...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-A small cut as you described would have surely been closed within 2 days thus making HIV transmission extremely unlikely if not near impossible. Also, you used a condom which also significantly decreases the risk of any transmission... Read more »

Sharing drinks having a small cut in the tongue

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percentage of transmitting HIV infected blood thru a cut on hands

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small cut and infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am curious on the likelyhood of transmission. I had masturbated another guy, and he had precummed, he did not fully ejaculate. It was brief. Anyways I had bit my nails a couple hours before this, and later that night I noticed some minor... Read more »

small cut could get HIV?

Posted by ririn, 1 Reply
Hi... i was having a small cut yesterday.. this morning my friend was having nosebleeding and i helped her wipe the blood with tissue paper. If there is chance that my friend is HIV positive, and if my small cut happened to be in contact with the... Read more »

TRANSMITTING HIV TO NEWBORN TWINS/NEED ADVISE?????

Posted by Jessie, 3 Replies
I recently had my husband come to me, upset, crying and concerned about his brothers two newborn twins and the fact that me and my husband are both HIV+. Apparently, the brother confronted my husband about being with the newborns and washing his... 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 »