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Chances of HIV infection via urine - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Is it possible to get HIV from urine if it comes into contact with an open wound or the rectum?          
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User :   Is it possible to get HIV from urine if it comes into contact with an open wound or the rectum?
Doctor :   The presence of HIV in urine is insignificant.
Doctor :   Though theoretically there are chances that one can get infected, practically there have been no reports of some one getting infected by urine.
Doctor :   But if the wound is wide, I would suggest you to consider taking all the precautions to be on the safer side, like washing the infected area well with soap and water,
Doctor :   If your partner is known to have HIV, then getting the screening tests for HIV.
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