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I touched fresh blood with a fresh cut on my hand risk of hiv? i'm very worried.

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
HIV: This is conceivable but highly improbable. This type of superficial contact rarely if ever transmits HIV but I never say never. It would not hurt for you to go and get tested if you are overly concerned. Best wishes.
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Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff commented
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
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With lots of blood there are 2 questions. Did you have fresh blood on an open wound and was the person from whom the blood came HIV+? If both are correct you should go and be tested.
Apr 1, 2015
Last updated Jun 29, 2022


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