A 24-year-old female asked:
Hi. I have to shake hands often and also often have small cuts on my hands. Thin scabs from bumping against sharp wood edges. Is there any risk of HIV/AIDS from shaking hands with someone who also has scabs/cuts? Should I not shake with clients?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Hunter Handsfield answered
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.
Answered on Jun 27, 2019
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