[Question #1262] two wounds

47 months ago
1)my friend and i were checking inthe tool box for screws, unfortunately both of our hands got injured by sharp object . i doubt that my bleeding hand and my friend's bleeding hand touched each other. so is it possible to get hiv like this
2)if your answer yes, hw much amount of blood is required ? i mean, does a small amount of blood can causes hiv transmission or large amount of blood is required for hiv transmiision?
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
47 months ago
Welcome to the Forum.  it is unlikely that your friend has HIV.  Even if he did the sort of exposure you describe never leads to HIV infection.  HIV becomes non-infectious almost immediately upon exposure to air.  In addition, when two people who have cuts on their hands, touching of the sort you suggest does not lead to infection either.  You have nothing to worry about. There is no risk for HIV from the event you describe and no reason for testing.  EWH
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47 months ago
Sir,
1)you mean  if  two people actively bleeding cut got rubbed or touched each other , there is no risk. My doubt was when two people bleeding cuts touch each other , blood can go from one person and enter other persons body. 
2)if cut is exposed  large amount of fresh blood , is your answer same ? I mean no risk 


3)from your answer I assume that there are no reported cases of hiv transmission in this way?
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
47 months ago

Correct, there is no known risk of infection if two actively bleeding persons, one of whom has HIV happened to rub their cuts together.  there has never been a report of HIV being transmitted in this way.  You should not worry.

The amount of blood makes no difference.  EWH

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47 months ago
Thank you sir, 
is your answer same if someone is exposed to large amount of blood from environment. ??I mean I used my friend's bedsheet for sleeping. I felt something sticky , I doubt it is semen or could be blood. My is  concern if there is large amount of blood or semen in bedsheet . It can go to my mucous membranes and can cause hiv transmission?
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
47 months ago
 As you probably know we provide up to three answers for each question. This is your third and final answer. This thread will be closed later this evening. 

 Your question is also repetitive.  HIV is not spread through environmental contact with blood or Siemann. The quantity is irrelevant. You cannot get infected through the sorts of exposures that you have suggested in these repetitive questions. 

  This will in this thread. I urge you not to post further repetitive questions of the sort. EWH
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