Hiv Infection Risk With A Finger Cut

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...transmission. 3. ...and it must get into the bloodstream. It is not enough to come into contact with an infected fluid to become infected. Healthy, unbroken skin does not allow HIV to get into the body; it is an excellent barrier to HIV infection. HIV can enter only through an open cut or sore, or through contact with the mucous membranes in the anus and rectum, the genitals, the mouth, and the eyes. The next two topics discuss the second...
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Concerned for nursing toddler after cut my finger on glass

When out in a club in NYC, I was in the restroom and there were empty used dirty glasses sitting beside the sink. One of the glasses slipped into the sink and somehow cut my finger. It was a very minor cut, but it did bleed somewhat and was sore for...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...You are not at risk for infection with HIV. The CDC has not documented any cases of transmission that have occurred through casual contact. Even though you had Read more »

Invisible cuts on fingers?

I was reading "Understanding and Preventing AIDS: A book for everyone" byChris Jennings (Available at this web-site) and it states: "Exposure to blood, either on the hands or inthe eyes and mouth, have been responsible for HIV infection among...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...getonto a fresh open cut, or if semen were to get into the eye. But, if semenwere to go onto intact skin, you would not be at risk of infection. SinceHIV getting into the bloodstream is unlikely during mutual masturbation, thiswould be... Read more »

Risk of getting fingered by a guy

A boyfriend of mine came over to my house and somehow managed to get a small cut on his finger from my gate. I didnt notice this till after he had "fingered" me, I cant remember for sure if that was even the finger he used, but the idea that hiv...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. As long as the guy did not have any noticeable semen or blood on his hands, realistically speaking, you were at low risk of infection for HIV. It is extremely important that you do not convince yourself that you have... Read more »

HIV Infection Risks??

Please comment on some issues that I am concerned about. What is the risk ofHIV infection thru getting a hair cut? If it exists, what would be expected level of preventativepractices for hair care workers? What is the risk of infection thru eating...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your questions.HIV is NOT transmitted through any form of casual contact, including gettinga haircut, working in a kitchen, using bathrooms etc. Let me review with youhow HIV is, and is not, transmitted.Blood, pre-cum, semen, Read more »
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