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Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes it can : You should not have this direct exposure to blood or body fluids to any of your blood nor body fluids including saliva and semen and pre ejaculate
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
20 years experience Podiatry
With difficulty: The wound would have to be actively bleeding and you would need a break in the skin in order for the virus to penetrate. There also needs to be enough ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Wimpy Virus: It is important to remember that viruses like hepc, HIV and others are strings of proteins that are connected by very weak bonds. They require many t ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
May be: There is a risk albeit small. Please consult these two sites for information on this issue. http://www.avert.org/hiv-transmission-prevention/how-you-g ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Please don't: Consider cutting off your hand. That would not be an effective or safe way to address possible HIV infection. If you believe you have been exposed to ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
HIV: No. Not in general. It is the body fluids such as semen or blood that transmit HIV not skin, in general.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
HIV infected: To transmit HIV you must first be infected. Hiv is caught from body fluids such as blood and semen, not from skin, scabs, cuts, or any other surface o ... Read More
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Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Exposure: This is similar to an accidental exposure that can occur in healthcare delivery, a needle stick, cut or splash of patient fluid into eye or nose of pr ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
ProbIably no PEP: If the "open wound" was not brand new and freshly bleeding, the risk of catching HIV probably is nil. And the HIV status of the person whose blood was ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Was pt HIV positive?: If the patient was not HIV positive, there is no risk. Even if the patient had HIV, the risk is remote to nil. For good health - Have a diet rich in f ... Read More

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