Can You Get Hiv From Fist Fighting

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Fist fight

I got into a fight with a person with an unknown Hiv/Hep C status. I suffered a small cut on my knuckle. Right after the fight I cleaned it with alcohol wipes then aprox 15 mins later I washed my hands with anti-bact soap. What is my risk? Please...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
If your cut was contaminated by blood from the other person, I would get follow-up testing just to be on the safe side. Read more »

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