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I have small cuts on my hand from my eczema. Can i get HIV if i shake someones hand who does have it?

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In brief: Highly unlikely

Hiv is transmitted by directly sharing infected body fluids such as blood or sexual ejaculate fluid.
It would be highly unlikely to transmit HIV by handshake, even if you have small cuts. The other person (with hiv) would need to be actively bleeding into your small cuts.

In brief: Highly unlikely

Hiv is transmitted by directly sharing infected body fluids such as blood or sexual ejaculate fluid.
It would be highly unlikely to transmit HIV by handshake, even if you have small cuts. The other person (with hiv) would need to be actively bleeding into your small cuts.
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