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Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA
A 24-year-old female asked:

Can hiv be contracted through vomit if the person being infected has an open cut and there is a little blood there? the cut and blood are from an unrelated accident.

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Dr. Austin Mackens
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Technically...: If the vomit had blood in it then technically yes. Per studies done on contraction of HIV from body fluid exposure the incidence of contracting HIV per 10,000 people exposed is "negligible." Speak to your doctor if you are concerned and want to discuss prophylactic treatment and testing.
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