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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
NO: transmitted through the saliva/bite and rarely a deep scratch of an infected animal. The rabies virus cannot live outside of the body or animal.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Potentially yes: But this is theoretical. Hep c is only transmitted by some form of intimate contact. Your intact skin is a barrier to entry of this virus, and it is ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: The risk is virtually zero in those circumstances. That is especially true if your friend is on appropriate meds for his hiv.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes, but it depends : It depends where you have your hands and what they have touched and where the sores are.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience in Pathology
Highly unlikely: Hiv is transmitted by directly sharing infected body fluids such as blood or sexual ejaculate fluid. It would be highly unlikely to transmit HIV by ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Varies: Wound healing is dependent on host factors such as nutritional status.If there are no complications such as infection,it should heal quickly. Keep it ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience in Gastroenterology
Yes...: Contaminated needle stick injury and contact with infected blood and an open cut or wound are risk factors for transmission of hepatitis c. See your ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Although there are bacteria in stool, they are generally not disease causing in small amounts, and your child most likely has the same bacteria that a ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
No risk, no worry: HIV is never transmitted through hand shaking or other non-intimate personal contact, with or without cuts on the hands. Don't worry about it.
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Suggest consult : It depends a little on the nature of the blood exposure and what the person whose blood you possibly came into contact with might or might not have. ... Read More
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