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Can You Get Hiv When Blood Touches Your Skin

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blood touching my peeling skin on foot

my mother had her period on the towel i stepped on later about 2 hours later she doesnt have HIV or any STI but my foot had some skin that was peeling off it after i knew it was blood which was like 3 minutes later i went to clean it off with soap...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
There's no risk from the situation you're describing. In situations like this, we know immediately that there's no risk because way too much time has passed from blood coming out of someone and you touching it. HIV dies within... Read more »

Cut client's ear and blood touched my skin

I am a hairdresser. I nicked my client's ear with the clippers and it started bleeding. Some... Read more »

Hiv from touching blood

Hi,I have this fear of hiv for the past few months. I have read many forums and all that points to... Read more »
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China Says It Faces Threat From Illegal Blood Sales

Years after illegal blood sales touched off an AIDS outbreak in central China, the Health Ministry admitted such sales still threaten the nation's hospitals. "The phenomenon in some areas of paying for blood supplies, or making money from blood,... Read more »
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AIDS and American Religion: An Issue of Blood

Matt: 9:20-21 "And behold a women, which was diseased with an issueof blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: Forshe said within herself, If I may but touch the hem of his garment, I shall bewhole." (King James) ... Read more »
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body fluid touched the skin without intercourse

Posted by mona811
can anyone tell me that if body fluid has touched the skin without intercoursing can person be effected with hiv Read more »

My child touch blood of my HIV+ Husband

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My husband is HIV+
He cut his finger bad and ran into the bathroom and he was dripping blood on the floor.
My young daugher touch the blood and ran to the basement ( I was washing clothes) and said "daddy is bleeding, daddy is bleeding") Although im... Read more »

touching wet blood on floor

Posted by 613, 4 Replies
These blood fears are sickening but here goes:

About 6-7 months ago in capoeira class I was doing a hand stand and there was a spot of blood on the floor. I accidentally got one of my fingers in it. I wiped it off on my pants as there was no water. I... Read more »

touched blood in water

Posted by 613, 2 Replies
I think this is my OCD getting the better of me but here goes.

Last night at a Halloween punk/metal show I and a friend of mine had fake blood on our hands.

We washed them together in a bucket of water. He then said he cut his hand and was washing the... Read more »