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    Can HIV be contracted through skin contact with another's blood?

Posted on Mon, 10 Jul 2017 in HIV and AIDS
Question: If someone touches is bleeding on their finger then touches your mouth with that finger can hiv be transmitted?
Answered by Dr. Monika Dede 28 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Please don't worry there is no risk for HIV transmission.

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

Related your concern you should know that usually there is no risk for HIV transmission in this situation.
But the risk exist only if you have open sores in your mouth that can have direct contact with the infected blood .

I hope my answer helps you.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
Follow up: Dr. Monika Dede 21 minutes later
By direct contact you mean, the blood and finger need to touch the sore?

What if the blood got on my lips and I licked it off? Or ingested the blood?
Answered by Dr. Monika Dede 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
Please don't worry! There is no risk for HIV .

Detailed Answer:
Hello! Thank you writing back.

Direct contact I mean that the infected blood in finger needs to touch direct to the open bleeding sores in your mouth.
But, you shouldn't worry because there is no risk to get HIV infection if you have blood in your lips and you licked it off and as well if you ingested it.

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