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Risk Shaking Hand

Hi I would like to know if I have risk of contracting HIV. I have an eczema in the back of my hand (skin wound, not bleeding), and I shaked my hand to a stranger (greeting), I did not notice if he was bleeding or not and i dont know if he touch my...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
There is no reason to think that there was any risk for HIV. At all. Unless you have open wounds on your hands AND the other person is obviously bleeding.Hope that helps,Erik... Read more »

Hand shake and sons risk

I went to my sons basketball game. I had a big cut underneath my hand from cutting fruit for breakfast. A parent at my sons game wanted to shake hands I let him know I cut my hand earlier right before game it hurt. He still made me shake hands my...
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 »

Masturbate after shaking hand with HIV person.

Mr. God I know you very busy and have a lot of thing to be done. But every word you reply us will give us more knowledge about HIV, and more people to join to the battle against HIV. Here is my short story: A week ago, I went to a party to meet my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Dear Sticky Fingers,Neither your handshake nor subsequent shaking hand poses a risk for HIV. If HIV were that easy to catch, it would have wiped out the whole planet years ago.Dr. Bob... Read more »

Shaking hands with positive man with cut on nose.

Hey,I'm being REALLY paranoid but I just need to settle my anxiety. Yesterday I shook hands with my girlfriend's housemate, who has HIV. I noticed that I had a cut on my nose and there was a small amount of blood on my hand. His hands...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Have you considered that maybe the blood on your hand was your own blood, and was from the cut on your nose? Either way, I would not be concerned. You are correct in your statement, that you would basically have to rub open, seeping wounds... Read more »
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shaking someone's bloody hand

Posted by 613, 2 Replies
2 years ago at a concert, this guy cut him self in a mosh pit. He shook my hand and had blood on it. Freaking out, I washed it off using water. I dont think they had soap, and I was not actively bleeding either.

What's my risk? Read more »

Just took the test & shaking!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi,

I just took my first HIV test ever. I have had unprotected sex several times but I have had no sex for the past 4months.

I wanted to make sure I waited the correct amount of time so that I can start my new sex life, free of HIV thoughts 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 »

Getting HIV result tomorrow

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I am very scared. I have been told that the risk was very low and so low that one of the ASO counsellers would bet everything she has that I would be ok. With the sympthoms I have, I am quite certain that I've already been infected. My life has been... Read more »