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A 20-year-old female asked:

Hello doctors. i got into a confrontation with man when going to work. he was refusing to give me my change. can i get hiv from eyes. checked my eyes and there was no blood.also one of the seats of taxi scratched my thighs. am i at any risk of hiv?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Cyma Khalily
Psychiatry 37 years experience
DOUBTFUL: To get HIV there has to be transfer of blood somehow so I am not sure how your eyes would necessarily be involved. or your leg from a scratch. Try to calm yourself and not let some small amount of money or a disagreement rule your life.
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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
No: HIV transmission is not possible in above described scenario(s). A fight-or-flight response appears likely given circumstances in the context of possible HIV related anxiety.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Agree with Dr. P: Visit this site for information on this topic: HIV transmission: http://www.avert.org/hiv-transmission-prevention/how-you-get-hiv?gclid=CK6P5szPq9ICFVY7gQodxYsGFw https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/transmission.html Wish you good health!
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Last updated Nov 20, 2020

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