A 38-year-old member asked:
can hiv infected blood go through a dry healing cut on your skin?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Robert Killian answered
27 years experience General Practice
HIV is hard to get: This is a complex question with complex answers. But HIV does not survive in the air very long. Hiv is less infectious in this scenario than hepatitis b or c. Many people who have a cut that is healing have built up layers of skin cells that may prove protective against viral infection. It never is a good idea to get fresh HIV infected blood into a sore or cut. Hiv treatment also cuts the risk.
Answered on Mar 6, 2020
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