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Had full body massage and having cut at the base of thumb. Any risk of having HIV?

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I had a full body massage and I had a cut at the base of my thumb it wasn't bleeding and it don't think the massuese touched or rubbed that area am I at risk for HIV in any way
Posted Fri, 13 Sep 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Kerry Pottinger 52 minutes later
I can reassure you that you are not at risk of contracting HIV.
In order to contract HIV the massuese would need to be HIV positive and passed blood containing fluid directly into the cut. I would appear his didn't happen.
I hope this has answered your question adequately. If I can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Dr K A Pottinger,
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