A 33-year-old male asked:
Can a trace amount of blood on a kitten claw transmit HIV after 5 minutes? Does HIV die with contact to the air for 4-5 minutes.
1 doctor answer
Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered
48 years experience in Pathology
Whose blood?: If it was the cat's blood, there is no risk. If it was the blood of a HIV infected person the risk is still minimal unless the cats paw inoculated the infected blood into your skin. If you have doubts, you may get a HIV nucleic acid test in 3-4 months.
Answered on Nov 17, 2015
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