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I got a papercut on my finger, hours after the papercut incident. i got exposed to hiv infected blood but the cut wasn't bleeding anymore. what are the risks of hiv?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Depends on details: A video consultation with one's primary care provider can help. In the US in 2020, there shouldn't be HIV-infected blood lying around to get onto people. Details matter, such as where did the blood come from, how is it known to be HIV-infected, how much blood was there, how much HIV virus is in the blood, what type of contact, etc...
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