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A 43-year-old member asked:

is it possible that i got infected with hiv from someone cutting me?

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Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
YES AND NO: The virus can live on any surface for about 10 days so if the instrument that cut you was used to cut someone else or the person who is HIV positive if both are positive than it is possible especially if the cut is deep.

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Can you still get infected with HIV if someone is a delta 32 carrier?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
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I think I am infected with hiv, what should I do?

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What happens in the immune system of a person infected with hiv?

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A 37-year-old member asked:

How quickly does a person get infected with hiv?

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Dr. Daniel Lee
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2 to 4 weeks: Acute hiv-1 infection is often associated with an acute “retroviral syndrome” that usually includes fever with a variety of nonspecific clinical and laboratory abnormalities. In contrast, subjects with early hiv-1 infection can also be entirely asymptomatic. The time from exposure to symptomatic disease is typically 2 to 4 weeks, and the duration of illness is generally days to weeks.
A 20-year-old male asked about a 18-year-old male:

My friend asking this question. He received unprotected blowjob from someone is hiv+. Can he get infected with HIV from receiving unprotected blowjob?

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