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Dried Blood Fresh Cut Concerns Of Hep

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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 Read more »

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cut and blood ?

Posted by aggdog91, 1 Reply
...my bf got a got a cut from a door he can not tell if its his blood or not or if he even got a cut he does not know what to do is there anything to do about this Read more »

What is a fresh cut and has any case been reported

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...define a open cut? I had a paper cut that was thin but not fully healed and if u pulled at it u could see redness and light blood. the woman i fingered says she is a virgin and not to worry, but i cant be sure. is the kind of cut i described the... Read more »

Need input on an incident today.

Posted by pden1, 1 Reply
...I accidentally dropped my cell phone in a trash can, when i reached in to get it, there were several paper towels with some blood on them (likely from a nose bleed). The paper towels were wet, meaning the blood was likely fresh. I had some... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Someone had cut himself at the swimming pool and there were bloody footsteps on the floor (fresh blood). I think I accidentally stepped on the blood (I was bare-footed). Is this a possible Read more »