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i scratched myself with a door handle. after sometime i went to shop to withdraw money and i put my hand which was scatched on her table. can i get hiv like this?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Anxiety: HIV cannot be transmitted from inanimate objects. Superficial skin infections remain possible and wounds should be watched closely until healed.

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