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A 20-year-old female asked:

Hello doctors what are the chances of getting hiv from skin. i was traveling in a taxi yesterday and i noticed the gentleman next to me had wounds which were healing. the was no blood on my hands. my hands had a scratch but no blood?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
None: HIV cannot be transmitted through above mentioned mechanism. Hand hygiene rules still apply as to risk for transmission for other germs.
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