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Can hiv transmit through dry skin

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Very remote: What you described is very unlikely to transmit HIV infection, even if the person you touched has HIV. You should not be concerned about HIV from the ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unlikely: bloody fluids and open skin or sores, would be more common way to spread HIV.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saul Hymes
14 years experience Pediatric Infectious Disease
Only if a cut: In general, contact via skin with HIV+ blood or fluids is relatively lower risk if the skin is intact, whether dry or not. However, as dry skin has th ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: At this point you are considered negative (unless there has been a potential exposure in the interim).
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Low risk: Any open sore can be risk for infection. HIV doesn't survive long at room temperature. Sisk your hands each night clean cool water. When fingertips wr ... Read More
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 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 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eitner
33 years experience Family Medicine
Same As Any: It would be the same for any cut on any part of the body. The risk increases with the amount of blood and how deep the blood is exposed into the wou ... Read More
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 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Both: Genital herpes can easily spread between partners avoiding genital/genital or oral/genital contact with an infected partner is key. It can be transm ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
Could but UNLIKELY.: Hiv is transmitted by sharing infected body fluids (like in sexual exchanges and needle sharing). It would be highly unlikely to pass HIV in a kiss ( ... Read More
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 member asked:
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Tucker
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Research suggests that the risk of HIV infection in this way is extremely small. A very small number of people - usually in a healthcare setting - hav ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Dry skin is injured skin so herpes could enter that area.
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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lal answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Wash hands after taking care of patient with staph infection.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
32 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Yes... If the oral herpes vesicle is present, it is extremely contagous. Drinking from the same glass, kissing or smoking the same cigarette are all p ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: You don't get HIV from saliva.
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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
No: No
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Yes definitely.
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