Hiv Transmission Through A Paper Cut

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paper cut and hiv

i was changing iv tubing today, it came unhooked and some blood mixed with heparin came out on to my hands. i have a few paper cuts, what are my chances of hiv
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Plaese direct your HIV related questions to the HIV forum. As a general rule, as an employee, you should see the employee health service for any blood Read more »

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...condom breaking. If you're not going to use condoms, try to reduce the friction by using a lot of lube to help prevent small cuts or tears in the vagina, rectum, or penis. Silicone-based lube will last longer than water-based lube. Because... Read more »
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