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Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Cuts On The Hand While Handling Black Mold?

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Posted on Fri, 10 Nov 2017
Question: Could you get HIV from black mold? Some got into my hand and breast that have cuts on them. Was cleaning whle in the shower. Also i breastfeed my 6 month old. Please be specific on why you can or cant get onfwvted this way. Im very nervous as i dont want to pass anything to my bay girl
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Answered by Dr. Monika Dede (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
There is a low risk to get HIV.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you writing in healthcare magic.

Please don't worry there exist a low risk to get HIV because it needs to have a direct infected blood contact with an open bleeding cut .
So, please send me an attached picture of your cuts to define better.

I hope my answer helps you.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Monika Dede (2 hours later)
So there is no need tp get tested? Is it at all possible to even gets HIV from mold? Can you be more specific please
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Answered by Dr. Monika Dede (22 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It is not necessary to get HIV test.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you writing back.

As I sad above there is no risk to get HIV from mold because there are not open bleeding cuts.
You should know that HIV cannot live outside the body just few seconds.So, it needs to get a direct contact with infected blood with an open bleeding cuts and not like your mold cuts.

I hope my answer helps you.
Feel free to ask me further.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Brief Answer: There is a low risk to get HIV. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thank you writing in healthcare magic. Please don't worry there exist a low risk to get HIV because it needs to have a direct infected blood contact with an open bleeding cut . So, please send me an attached picture of your cuts to define better. I hope my answer helps you. Regards.