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Hiv Transmission Through A Paper 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 »

hiv from paper cut on labia while i have my period?

Hi,Please answer. I searched the archive and I didn't see this question. I have my period... Read more »

Risk of infection from paper cut on x-ray?

I would like to know if there is any risk for infection with HIV from a paper cut sustained from an... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Longer, Stronger HIV Drug Regimen for Breastfeeding Women Cuts Mother-to-Child Transmission Rate, Study Finds

"HIV infection rates among babies are significantly cut when mothers are given prolonged ARV treatment during breastfeeding," according to findings released at the International AIDS Society conference in Cape Town, South Africa on Wednesday,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Methadone Reduces the Risk of HIV Transmission

An international team of researchers, in a paper published in the online edition of the British Medical Journal , reported that methadone treatment reduces the risk of HIV transmission in people who inject drugs (PWID). Dr. Julie Bruneau from the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syringe Design Change Could Cut HIV Transmission

To prevent HIV and other blood-borne infections, syringes should never be shared. However, many injecting drug users ignore this warning, thus significantly contributing to the spread of HIV and other infectious diseases. In a recently released... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Southern Africa: AIDS Scientists Call for Month of Sex Abstinence -- Campaign "Could Cut New Transmissions by 45 Percent"

A month-long period of sexual abstinence could be a viable cultural approach to stopping new HIV infections, two epidemiologists suggest. During that month, new HIV transmissions could be cut by up to 45 percent in countries such as Swaziland, South... Read more »
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Paper cut guy spreads lies

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Condoms are in fact 99.99 percent effective in prevention HIV. Shame on paper cut guy for hism disinformation.

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Who is paper cut guy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Well cant one get HIV from microscopic holes in the skin. Paper cut guy is a paranoid loser

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Paper cut guy = false poster

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How does everyone know that paper cut guy is the false poster. I have read the posts that people say were not written by them, and while i do admit some with go back to his frequent questioning about paper cuts and touching infected condoms, maybe... Read more »

Paper cut guy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Enough about this paper cut stuff, you have posted this question going on 5 times. You do not have HIV from a microscopic paper cut after someone touched you. Let this be the end of that. J

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