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Do People Catch HIV From Touching A Cut

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I opened my mail and got a paper cut,can you catch HIV

from opening you're mail and you get a paper cut? I mean I am only worried because I know some of the envelopes get licked. And the sticky stuff on the envelope was kind of still sticky. I will be using a knife or something next time to open my...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

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

University of North Carolina
Hello thereNo, you can not get HIV from touching or licking an inanimate object. Transmission of HIV from a contaminated surface would require massive exposure to blood or other infected liquid from prolonged period of time. For more information... Read more »

Question re: catching Hepatitus C from cutting finger

My questions concerns the transmission of Hepatitus C by cutting ones finger. I was using a... Read more »

after removing condom, touch the tip of penis with cut on frenulum

I had sex with a sexworker. Some people to told me that the girl had a HIV or HIV+, but i didnt... Read more »
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Enough about paper cut (touching condoms) freak

Posted by Anonymous
Yeah from what i heard from dude those posts under other peoples name late last night were all from paper cut guy, he wated until everyone was sleeping so we wouldnt catch him. Im registered now. If everyone does this , he'll have to go back to... Read more »

Can I catch HIV this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am really worried about an incident that happened 10 months ago and am freaking out over whether I could have caught HIV infection.

I was using a public bathroom and by accident the crotch of my underwear touched the toilet seat. I didn't think... Read more »

Can you catch hiv from this encounter

Posted by kris, 2 Replies
I have a friend who is hiv positive he has been so for ten years but I just found out recently. I have some anxiety about germs in general so I dont shake hands. I always give people fist bumps. But I am growing concerned becasue I gave him a Fist... Read more »

Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am only 19 and I don't quite understand why I have to deal with this.
Perhaps some will laugh at me for my ignorance and deem this post as a hoax, but I really am frightened over this issue and am losing sleep over this. Please, someone try to help... Read more »