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Can U Get Hiv Through A Dried Up Cut

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Fresh cut means blood has not been completely dried?

When you said that "fresh cut"does it mean that the bloods have not been dried? If I have a dry hand with a little creak, does it consider as a cut? Thanks...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
What is at issue here is a way for HIV to gain access to your tissues and your bloodstream through the skin. If you have a crack in the skin that is completely dry, with the surface sealed off, then it is highly unlikely that you can contract HIV... Read more »

fingered a girl and had a dried cut on finger

I recently met a girl at a college party later on in the night I ended up fingering her after the... Read more »


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Dry Humping that wasn't so dry...

Posted by Sharpie, 1 Reply

The other day I was with a guy and he was grinding himself against my anus. He was leaking a lot of precum and he tried to insert himself (no condom) a few times. He never actually inserted himself but he was poking quite hard. Risk or no?

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HIV in dry blood

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Does anyone have an idea how long HIV can live outside of the body in blood? Is it 5 min? Is it one hr?

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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 »

Concerned after rash/dry area on face with pustules

Posted by onemotto, 1 Reply
Sorry if this is hard to follow but I appreciate any feedback:

These are my exposures 7 weeks ago:

-Received a blow job from another male
-during mutual masturbation with another male, his hand may have had cum/pre-cum on it and it rubbed along a tiny... Read more »