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A 41-year-old male asked:

I have pimples on my back.friend made me a massage.in his hand small few days old scratches,he had no bleeding.after massage there was no bleeding on my back but i noticed a small pimple with a small scab 5 hours later when i got home. hcv hiv risk?

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Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Very little : Massaging someone’s back With old scratches That are not bleeding or open sores there is very very little risk of transmitting HCV or HIV. These are spread by blood. They can also be spread by sex usually anal sex
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