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If You Have An Open Cut Or Wound Can You Get Hiv

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hiv transmission through open wound

Hello. Back in June of this year, I accidentally brushed my arm with a person's opened wound. I checked and my arm had no blood on it. in addition I had no open cuts or sores/wounds except for a few bedbug bites. since June I've been...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiI agree with your doctor there is no way for HIV transmission to occur this way. HIV transmission occurs when there is a direct exchange of body fluid and since you had no cuts or open areas on you there is no way for HIV to enter your body. Be... Read more »

Open Wound contact with HIV Salvia

Good day I am stressing to the point where I can no work of function properly and really need some... Read more »

is semen on chapped lips(wound open) considered high risk for HIV transmission?

I have been in paranoia for almost a month regarding my encounter with a guy last April. The day... Read more »
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Toilet Safety/Open Wounds

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My son is coming to see us. He has HIV and Chrohns disease and has blood in his stool, my wife has bleeding hemroids and I have had a boil near my butt lanced and is opened to drain. Since we all have something bleeding going on what precautions... Read more »

Risk of exposure from open wound and saliva

Posted by mantle198, 2 Replies
Hi I'm posting to get a better understanding of my risk exposure and gain some peace of mind, until I wait the 3 month period before I take the HIV test. Recently I had a one night stand with a sex worker, she gave me unprotected oral sex and... Read more »

Am I at risk? Open cuts on hands...

Posted by Gka978, 2 Replies
First, I'm sorry if this seems like a trivial question. My next step will be addressing anxiety issues

I have two scratches/cuts on my right hand, both from a new kitten who thinks my hand is a toy. I shook hands with someone who could be considered... Read more »

What's the definition of open wound for HIV

Posted by sweetangel, 1 Reply
What's the definition of open wound when it comes to HIV transmission. Does it have to be bleeding? Or how recent to be considered open?

I had sex with my HIV + partner yesterday, He came on my chest but little did I realize that that previous night... Read more »