Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Read Now: TheBodyPRO.com Covers AIDS 2014

Risks Of Contracting HIV From Cut On Hand

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

Small cuts on hands- Risk of Contraction?

Hi. On Friday I was out all day and noticed, due to my chapped hands, I had a few small cuts on my knuckles that were bleeding a tad. During the day I shook hands with people and was in close contact. Would it be possible for any type of contraction...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiHIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to child through breast feeding. This most commonly occurs through unprotected vaginal or anal sex and sharing of... Read more »

What's my HIV risk...cut on hand....

A few days ago I was on vacation. I was retrieving my luggage from the people at the hotel that... Read more »

very worried please answer Risk of child contracting HCV /HIV from park

hello Doctor,My 2 year old son playing in a park touched a blood stain(like a smear) on the play... Read more »
Articles
TheBody.com

Wanted: Feminist Warriors to Fight HIV/AIDS

"How many of you believe that you are at risk for HIV?" I asked the 50 young women sitting in front of me. Only a few hands went up. "That's all?" These women had crammed themselves into a small lecture room at the Massachusetts Institute of... Read more »
TheBody.com

Another Study Finds That Microbicides Cut Women's Herpes Risk

Last summer, the HIV/AIDS community received some amazing news: A 2010 clinical trial found that microbicides -- vaginal gel spiked with antiretrovirals -- cut HIV transmission during sex by 39 percent. But researchers also found that microbicides... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Failure to Update Nonoxynol-9 Labels to Mention Increased Risk of Contracting HIV Puts People At Risk, GAO Report Says

FDA 's failure to update the labels of products containing the spermicide nonoxynol-9 to warn of the increased risk of contracting HIV among women who use the products puts consumers at risk, according to a Government Accountability Office report... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Smoking Might Increase Risk of Contracting HIV, Study Says

Smoking might increase the risk of contracting HIV, according to a study published in the Aug. 21 online edition of the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections , the New York Times reports (Nagourney, New York Times , 9/26). Andrew Furber, a... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

Penis Glans and the risk of contracting HIV

Posted by dopey33, 3 Replies
I am seriously concerned. Yesterday, I had a guy give me a blow job and then we masterbated each other. The thing that concerns me is that some of his cum ended on my penis when he finished. Although the cum landed in the middle on my penis, it... Read more »

Did I contract HIV....Really Worried

Posted by Jase, 2 Replies
Hello everyone, I have an Hiv positive family member of which she is positive and I came across a situation whereby I had to bath her coz she cannot do it because they operated her hands so they still healing, so I washed her face and half body with... Read more »

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 »