A member asked:

Working in retail grocery store in us. few times while rearranging items on shelf's i got small cuts on hands that bleed slightly. should i be worried about any serious infections like hiv? real risk or just anxiety? i maintain good hand hygiene?

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

HIV cannot be transmitted through above mentioned mechanism. Would suggest use of gloves until cuts healed. Health related anxiety appears likely.

Answered Nov 15, 2020



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