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can hiv be transmitted through skin

A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
HIV is hard to get: Nope. This "crack or cut" in the skin is a nonstarter. No one gets HIV this way!
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
The physical barrier: It's not difficult. The virus is wimpy and fragile, and it has no way of getting to the cell types where it can do its work.
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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
HIV has a target: Hiv is designed to attack and take over and then to kill t cell lymphocytes. There is not a vector or these cells in skin. Hiv is not designed by nat ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: If no bleeding, it is an unlikely event.
A male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Very good: An intact skin is a wonderful barrier against outside invaders. This is just one of the things one must learn in the modern world. The Internet is a t ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
HIV is hard to get: This is a complex question with complex answers. But HIV does not survive in the air very long. Hiv is less infectious in this scenario than hepatitis ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: No it cannot.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
HIV: This virus does not penetrate through intact skin. If you want to read further go to the national library of congress web site and read one or more o ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
True physics: But biology is a different science, the HIV virus needs a special circumstance/s to survive, otherwise it could have spread by mosquitoes, which isn't ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
38 years experience Family Medicine
Very unlikely: Very, very unlikely. The body fluids that can transmit HIV include semen, breast milk, blood and vaginal fluid.

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