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Budd Lake, NJ
A 50-year-old male 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?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
None: HIV cannot be transmitted through above mentioned mechanism. Would suggest use of gloves until cuts healed. Health related anxiety appears likely.
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