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Can hiv transmit through broken skin

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael DePietro
34 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: HIV is transmitted via sex, or blood transfusion or use of contaminated needle ( or from Mom to baby with birth/pregnancy/ breast feeding) It is very ... Read More

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
No: But do not use this on that area or for that indication. It is not appropriate for "broken" skin. Avoid using clobetasol on genital skin because it wi ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wassim Younes
17 years experience Internal Medicine
A small risk: yes there would be a small risk. you should have testing if there is a concern the partner has these infections.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
No: The HIV virus is spread by blood to blood contact such as an IV drug abuser sharing a needle with another and by unprotected sexual contact. It can a ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
HIV is hard to get: I am not sure what you are really asking. Hiv is not caught in normal life settings. It is not caught from inanimate objects, from casual contact with ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
No risk: Nope. There is no risk. There is nothing in skin that the HIV virus can attach to or infect.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: It's not transmitted that way.
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Dr. Camilla Graham
26 years experience Infectious Disease
Small breaks in skin: Hepatitis b can not go through intact skin. However, we recommend gloves when cleaning spilled body fluids like blood because people can have very sma ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
48 years experience Family Medicine
Theoretically, yes: Theoretically it is possible to transmit the virus in saliva from an intact surface to a non-intact surface. The amount of dilution and size of the a ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Know of no reported: Cases of HIV transmission via leeches. It is my understanding that when leeches are used therapeutically - fresh leeches are used. In other words, a l ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience Family Medicine
Only if...: Only if there is breast milk from a female, or if the biting is so hard that the skin is broken and bleeding occurs. If you are biting that hard, i ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
HIV: No, this disease is not transmitted through kissing.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes indeed: Any surface contaminated by the drainage/discharge/ semen/ vaginal discharge can transmit the gift.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience Pathology
HIV spread: HIV is transmitted by exposure to blood or body fluids of an infected individual. And in the exposed individual, dosage, and site of exposure may play ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes, more than one w: HIV is transmitted through blood exchange witj an infected person. This could occur during sex, blood transfusion or blood exchange with an infected n ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: You don't get HIV from saliva.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, but remember...: One can catch pinworms through kissing, but remember that pinworms are transmitted by a fecal-oral route. That means pinworm eggs hang around one's an ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
HIGHLY unlikely.: U.S. Cdc says that HIV is not spread by social kissing (closed mouth). Having chapped lips would make minimal difference unless the other person (who ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Conceivable: Not likely if you are washing the razors between uses, but this is certainly possible but unlikely.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Possibly: If there is an exchange of saliva and there is an open sore or cut in the oral mucosa.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
18 years experience Infectious Disease
HIV : in general HIV virus requires bloody secretions to survive and chances to get virus transmission from non-bloody saliva is very very small. It also de ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Very unlikely: This would be highly unusual. Someone with HIV would have had to have recently used the razor and cut himself. Then, with blood on the blade, you wo ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leroy Fleischer
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly: An action that causes exposure to the blood of the other person is a risk.

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