A 22-year-old male asked:

Can i get hiv if i got someones semen on my finger and i had a tiny wound (around 1mm) from peeling the skin around my finger nail? the wound was more than an hour old and was not bleeding. thank you?

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Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 52 years experience
No: The fact that semen has a short life span and I doubt that you would get HIV from this wound contact. Follow up with PCP for confirmation that you are negative.
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