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Fingernail scratch hiv

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
No risk, no worry: Apparently you're a health care provider of some sort? Even if the patient is known to have HIV, scratching with fingernails would not be likely to tr ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Hmmm....: Generally speaking, HIV-infected people don't transmit their HIV viruses via the hands of other people. However, if a person is a worrier, he should t ... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
HIV: Is transmitted by transfer of bodily fluids or blood. If the finger has active bleeding and is used in fingering then transmission is possible
A female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Whose blood?: Your own blood or fluid on your finger or another person's??? If it is your own there is no risk. If it is some other person's, then it is a concern. ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
29 years experience Phlebology
A small risk: There is a very very small risk of HIV transmission with a condom. Not wearing the condom properly slightly increases the risk but it is still very v ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Theoretically: Possible, not seen in day to day life.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Beau lines: Temporary cessation of cell division in nail matrix may be caused by infection or problem in the nail fold, where nail begins to form, or by an injury ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: If you pour HIV infected blood into the injury. Most casual contacts do not lead to HIV transmission. Unprotected sex, IVDA and accidental needle stic ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
About 3 in 10,000: The risk of contracting the aids virus from a needlestick with a contaminated needle is 3 in 1000. The risk that you ask about likely would be in tha ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Paas
Dr. John Paas answered
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably not: But you could certainly catch it by having sex with someone who has hiv.
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