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A 23-year-old female asked:

A resident has hiv, he cut himself shaving, i saw him touch the bloody spots on his face but there was no visible blood on his hands, ive touched the door handle and his food table barehanded. could i have exposure to it ? or brought it home with me?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Highly unlikely: HIV transmission is highly unlikely in described scenario. If this event happened at work, make sure you follow work place procedures.
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Nobody is known to have ever caught HIV from household contact or exposure to infected surfaces. You'll never catch HIV if you have only safe sex and don't share drug injection equipment with other persons.
Feb 28, 2020

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