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A 26-year-old male asked:

I went to spa 23 days back, there is a pimple on my back which is bleeding, the therapist massaged on that pimple with oil, if therapist any cuts on her hand, is there any chance of hiv, plz reply, am getting feared, now am suffering from fever.

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
No risk for HIV: HIV is never transmitted by hand to skin, regardless of cuts on hands, sores on the contacted skin, etc. Even if the massage therapist has HIV (which probably she does not), you could not catch HIV from such an exposure. Don't overthink HIV risks: have only safe sex and do not ever share drug injection equipment with anyone. Follow these rules and you will never be at any risk for HIV.
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