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Risks Of Contracting HIV From Scratching Someone

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life of HIV

if the human nails scratches the HIV+ person what is the exact life of HIV virus on the nails.
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Thanks for the question.HIV does not survive well outside of the body. If there were blood on the nails after a scratch, once that blood is dried any virus Read more »

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Posted by anxious92, 3 Replies
...bled a little red dot and pretty much nothing else and that blood on my finger may have come from like a desk or table and was hiv+. what would be the risk if that sliver of blood i just described was someone else's hiv + blood, fresh and got on... Read more »

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Posted by grcboy30
...my ankle and so folliculitis has occured on my right shin as a side effect of topical cortisteroid treatment. I can remember scratching my leg (it gets so itchy) afterward, however if I did, what are the chances of contracting HIV this way as... Read more »

Risk?

Posted by darkwithrobots, 2 Replies
Last night, I went to a concert and I realized I had a scratch/cut on my arm that looks too deep to just be a scratch from running into an object and it was slightly red and I do not know if it was bleeding or not. I don't remember being poked with... Read more »