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Can a small abrasion on the skin transmit HIV ?

i ask again and again about it :( small abrasion can it transmit HIV it just normal abrasion from your skin layer it no bleeding or blood on it how can it transmit HIV why some doctor fear me :(
Asked On : Thu, 28 Jul 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi, welcome to HCM. HIV can enter the body through open cuts or sores and by directly infecting cells in the mucous membranes. Transmission can happen through the mouth, the eyes, vagina, penis (through the urethra), in the anus and rectum. HIV cannot cross healthy, unbroken skin. Transmission can occur during sexual and non–sexual activities. Wish you good health.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani's  Response
Hi,thanks for query.please understand without keeping fear that whenever any body part whoes continuity is broken due to injury or otherwise,comes in contact with contraminated needle,fluid of the hiv positive patient,it carries risk of HIV transmission.Depending upon the viral load and immunity of the person the final result will depend.
wishing you good health.
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