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Hiv And Handshake

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Is a bloody handshake a risk for hiv?

I recently shook hands with somebody who had a fairly recent cut on their palm. It didn't look like the cut was bleeding but there was a little bit of smudged and dried blood around the cut. I didn't notice their cut until after I shook...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

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HiNo need to worry!Transmission of HIV from a contaminated surface would require massive exposure to blood or other infected liquid for a prolonged period of time (for example: a blood soaked shirt of a health care worker that remained while she... Read more »

Handshake with HIV+

Hi Ryan,recently I shook hands with an HIV infected person. What makes me worry sick is that I had... Read more »

Can a handshake if having a cut would be an entry of Hiv

Ok, here my scenerio, I work for a lasik company for people who want surgery in their eyes and not... Read more »
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HIV risk from a handshake with a tiny cut

Posted by mountainman1970, 1 Reply
hi there. first i must say I have terrible anxiety over this possible exposure. 10 days ago, i was at a barber shop with my father. he was getting his hair cut. the barber was gay. afterwards the barber came over to me and shook my hand. i didnt... Read more »

Hiv from a cut (handshake)

Posted by randallcunn12, 1 Reply
The other day I was having a yard sale. While I was showing a lady and item our hands touched. When I looked at her finger I noticed she had a band aid on . Assuming there was blood on the band aid or if it moved and exposed her cut would there be a... Read more »

HIV Transmission from a Thumbtack

Posted by thedeceivingpig, 1 Reply
A kid had a thumbtack and he was giving people handshakes and poking them with it. Then he gave me a handshake and I saw that my right index finger was bleeding a little. I want to know if I'm a risk of getting HIV, please help I am very scared. Read more »

hiv survival skeptic for jackie

Posted by Anonymous
hey I read a previous post about shaking hands with open cuts.Ok fair enough hiv dies outside the body but do we know how long exactly?I read it dies after 10 mins but what if hiv blood makes contact on open wounds befor that?I mean the time it... Read more »