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Can HIV be contracted when an open wound comes into contact with objects?

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Posted on Wed, 1 Aug 2018
Question: i had a scratch on my arm and my finger touched the scratch after my finger came in contact to a money coin any hiv hep b,c riskl
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (41 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
no risk

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

as I answered in your other question, there is no risk unless visible infected blood comes into contact with an open wound (blood to blood contact). HIV transmission is not possible without coming into contact with a live host. Hepatitis B and C transmission is possible only if infected blood comes into contact with an open wound...

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Brief Answer: no risk Detailed Answer: Hello, as I answered in your other question, there is no risk unless visible infected blood comes into contact with an open wound (blood to blood contact). HIV transmission is not possible without coming into contact with a live host. Hepatitis B and C transmission is possible only if infected blood comes into contact with an open wound... Kind Regards!