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Chances of HIV transmission by holding hand of the infected person - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello, i wish to know whether aid or Hiv or any std can be transmitted by holding the hand of an infected person. In fact i helped someone infected the other day to climb a small hump and on my hand there was a small injury. I fear that there might be any injury on the latter's hand as well. But fortunately after helping him , there was no blood on my hand but what i fear is that if there was an open sore (not bleeding) on his hand and while holding my hand ,his open sore come into contact with my injury.
also note that the injury i had was quite recovered ,that is there was the temporary skin (mostly white & brown) which normally covers an injury.I mean when someone injure himself , he is sore will have a temporary skin during the recovery process then he or she will get back his normal skin, i mean the injury will disappear completely.... can hiv or any std be passed this way.Only by contact with an open sore (not bleeding)...
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I'm Dr XXX
User :   hi sir
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   ok
User :   Sir please answer me quickly as i wont be able to pay
User :   i dont have any credit card nor paypal yet , and i dont have sufficient money
Doctor :   Hiv spread mainly by exchange of body fluids
User :   ok
User :   so in my case
User :   is it possible for any transmission
User :   please sir im left with only a few sec
Doctor :   If there is exchange of body fluids then there may be very little chance
User :   only
User :   ok there was no body fluids
User :   contact from open sore
Doctor :   I need time to eplain
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