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HIV transmission by touching blood - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hey doctor
Doctor :   hi
User :   i have a question
Doctor :  
User :   if a hiv positive man touched his pennis then touched the pennis of the hiv negative man will the hiv negative man become infected?
Doctor :   no

User :   and if the hiv negative man touched the blood of the hiv positive man will he get infected?
Doctor :  
yes he can get infected
User :   oh ok
User :   even if he doesn't have any wounds or sores?
User :   ????
Doctor :  
there are micro abrasions in the hands so even in the absence of the visible wounds or cuts he can get infected
User :   oh ok
User :   i touched dry blood
Doctor :   ok
User :   is there any difference
Doctor :  
dry blood?
User :   yeah
Doctor :  
dry blood means what?
User :   i mean it doesn't flow

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