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my friend is undetectable hiv+ and he ejaculated on my hand. i noticed then a nail cuticle gave me a brief sting like lemon on a wound. am i in risk?

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Dr. Hasan Khondker
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Likely no large : risk but I would recommend testing just to be sure
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Very, very unlikely: This is not of concern. Significant risk exposure from following: . device contaminated with blood, exposure from needle in deep vein, deep puncture wound. Break in skin or mucous membrane and copious fluid or blood exposure. I would not be concerned with your exposure.

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