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A 22-year-old female asked:

I know hiv can be transmitted by blood to cut i don't know how is it blood touching the cut on skin or by being pricked into skin. i have shallow cuts?

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Dr. Camilla Graham
Infectious Disease 27 years experience
What happened?: If HIV is in someone else's blood and it come into contact with your blood or immune cells, there is a risk of HIV infection. It is unclear to me what happened to you . But if you have any concern just get tested. If you are HIV antibody negative more than 3 months after exposure you probably were not infected.

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Last updated Apr 17, 2015

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