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    Can HIV be contracted through a cut wound in the finger?

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Posted on Thu, 3 Aug 2017 in HIV and AIDS
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i was cut from a screw the screw is in my violin case any hiv hep b,c risk
than the cut touched a rope that is connected to my vioiln case
since the rope came in contact to the floor on a train any hiv hep b,c risk
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Answered by Dr. Monika Dede 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Please don't worry.There is no reason for concern.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have been through your question.

Based on your history, in the first incident you shouldn't worry because there is no risk to get HIV, hep B and C in this way.
Even in the second incident, when your wound touched the rope, you shouldn't worry because there is no risk to get HIV, hep B and C .

You should know that HIV cannot live outside the body just a few seconds.
Related HBV you should have a direct contact with blood of an infected person, through touching open wounds or needlesticks.
As well HCV is mainly transmitted with a blood to blood exposure of open wounds and specially among injection drug users .
Furthermore if you are vaccinated for hep b there is no reason for concern even with blood to blood contact.
In this situation I suggest to wash your wound with water and soap , and should apply local antiseptic as well take in consideration application of tetanus vaccination if you don't have done in the last 10 years.

I hope my answer helps you.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Monika Dede 3 hours later
i did wiped the rope with paper towel using ammonia and i did not see any blood but still let me know if i am at hiv hep b,c risk if there was any blood on the floor since the rope touched the train floor before the rope touched my cut give me your overview
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Answered by Dr. Monika Dede 20 hours later
Brief Answer:
Please don't worry! There is no risk for HIV, hep B and C .

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I am sorry for my late response.

Please don't worry, even in this situation(rope incident) you are not at risk to get HIV, hep B and C because it needs a direct contact with infected blood.

I hope my answer helps you.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Monika Dede 2 hours later
thanks doc 1 more
my cut touched a plastic in a store as i was putting rolls in the plastic bag any hiv hep b,c risk
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Answered by Dr. Monika Dede 13 hours later
Brief Answer:
You are not at risk to get HIV, Hep-B and Hep-C from a plastic bag contact.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for writing back.

Even in this situation, you shouldn't worry because you are not at risk to get HIV and hep B and C.
You should know that this needs a direct contact of blood with infected blood to have the risk of infection.

I hope my answer helps you.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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i accidentally put the wrong cap over my b12 powder since i am drinking this powder any hiv hep b,c risk since roaches came in contact to this cap?
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Answered by Dr. Monika Dede 21 hours later
Brief Answer:
Please don't worry! There is no risk for HIV, hep B and C .

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I am sorry for my late response.


Please don't worry because even in this situation , putting the cap that could be in contact with roaches over your container, doesn't exist any risk to get HIV and Hep B and C.

I hope my answer helps you,
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Monika Dede 2 days later
sorry doc 1 more

i cut my self over a violin string i touched the cut with my finger any hiv hep b,c risk since my finger touched environmental surfaces on the street + ANY Risk from the string that cut me
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Answered by Dr. Monika Dede 19 hours later
Brief Answer:
Please don't worry.There is no reason for concern.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I am sorry for my late response.


Based on your history I think you shouldn't worry because there is no risk to get HIV , hep B and C infection when you touched the cut with your finger and as well cutting from violin string.

It needs a direct contact with infected blood to get the risk of infections.

I hope my answer helps you.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Monika Dede 2 days later
i cut my self with safety pin i bled a little any worry for hep b,c hiv
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Answered by Dr. Monika Dede 19 hours later
Brief Answer:
Please don't worry! There is no risk for HIV, hep B and C .

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you writing back.

Please you shouldn't worry because even in this situation, cut yourself with safety pin, doesn't exist any risk to get HIV hep B or C.


I hope my answer helps you.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Monika Dede 41 hours later
i put soap on my haNDS to rub myself however i did not washed my hands clean before i put soap on my hands any hiv hep b,c even if i had a cut on my skin
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Answered by Dr. Monika Dede 17 hours later
Brief Answer:
Please don't worry.There is no reason for concern.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you writing back.


Please don't worry because you cannot get HIV , hep B and C, if you rub yourself even in you have a cut on your skin, with your unwashed hands.

I hope my answer helps you.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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