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Can You Get Hiv From Blood Getting On The Skin

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risk of getting hiv from small peeling skin and red thin skin around the nail?

i have a question for you mister shannon r.shouthall. Would a small peeling skin near your nail consider an open wound(not bleeding of hurt)? Or the skin around the nail which always a little red and thin,even hurt when you press it since you have a...
Shannon Southall

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HiThere has never been a known case of HIV transmission by fingering or any other sort of hand-genital contact. A cut risks HIV only if large, deep, and actively bleeding. The reason being is that HIV is looking for cells to replicate themselves... Read more »

Fresh Blood on Skin, what is the risk?

Sir,If I have fresh blood of a HIV infected person on my intact skin am I under real risk of having... Read more »

Skin contact blood?

Dear Shannon, I have a quick question for you. I was at the gym working out, and when I used the ab... Read more »
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infected blood on skin

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
4 years ago I gave first aid to a guy who had been wounded in a fight.He was bleeding.I approached him trying 2 help but he pushed me away.Later on when I left I noticed a big stain of blood on my t-shirt at the level of my arm.At that time I didn't... Read more »

Chances of getting HIV

Posted by cookie, 3 Replies
Hi,

One day at school, i found a drop of blood on my skin and i don't know who it was. I want to ask the cances of me getting HIV and how much blood is needed to transmit HIV?

Thx Read more »

What are the odds that I will contract HIV from skin rashes/irritation?

Posted by Wesher11, 1 Reply
I had red rashes/skin irritation on my inner thighs and scrotum, and I had sex with this woman with condom, but I worried that her vaginal fluids got on my rashes on my inner thighs and scrotum, if she is HIV+ and the fluids get on my rashes, will I... Read more »

skin lesion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have the dreaded reddish-purplish mark on my arm. It is not raised-perfectly flat. About dime sized. When I push on it, you can see the blood leave the area and quickly return when pressure is released. I also notice that it gets deeper in... Read more »