Shaking Hands With A Small Cut

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stressful hand shake.,.,please helppp.,

i was in th meeting this morning with several Arab people.,after the meeting i hand shake with each and everyone of them.,but all of a sudden my nose got itchy so i inserted my small finger inside my nose,.after that i realized that the hands that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...keep your fingers out of your nose. Not only is it a distasteful habit, but I can assure you no one will want to shake your hand if it's covered with boogers.Dr. Bob Read more »

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working with hiv positive person

Posted by work35, 1 Reply
...trying to stop that.. and when I leave work for the day we often shake hands.. i am worried about blood getting into one of the smallcuts on the side of my fingers.. I noticed he sometimes has similar little cuts on his hands.. Part two.. We... Read more »

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. Read more »

I want to believe hiv cant be caught this way. but

Posted by nicejack, 3 Replies
...Hi I have a question. I read that shakinghands is NOT a method of getting hiv. Well I shoke hands with a person who has hiv and am fearful that I may have been infected. Heres Read more »

Desperately seeking answers

Posted by scared_stiff_to, 5 Replies
...before leaving and don't recall seeing any obvious blood - should mention that she was very dry. Soon afterward I noticed a small scab on the inside of one finger that had been inside her. I scratched it off it and it did not expose any blood nor... Read more »
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