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A 29-year-old male asked:

A person cut his hand n bleeding. i helped him but some drops came in my hands is it possible to get hiv. wha if i go small cut not actively bleeding?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Anything is possible: 1st, you can't get HIV unless s/he has hiv. 2nd, you can't get HIV w/o fluid exposure eg mucous membrane or via skin cut. Very unlikely to get HIV from a few drops via minor paper cut ( http://goo.Gl/p6ixtb) but unfortunately, anything can happen. Best to check his/her HIV status. If negative, no worries. If positive, then check yours now & again in 6 months. In meantime, sex protected sex only.
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