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Can You Contract HIV From Scratching Someone

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life of HIV

if the human nails scratches the HIV+ person what is the exact life of HIV virus on the nails.
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

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...Thanks for the question.HIV does not survive well outside of the body. If there were blood on the nails after a scratch, once that blood is dried any virus Read more »

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