[Question #1309] Hiv risk analysis

47 months ago
My friend has bitten on my palm .he.did it for.fun. I checked my palm for any possible wounds but could not find any wound and also no blood. 
A)I am.concerned that if there was small wound/ cut(which could not see) and some small amount of blood from his mouth could have entered my cut/ wound? Can I get HIV  from this??
B) hw much deep should be cut to pose risk?I heard there should be extensive tissue damage, is it.correct?

Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
47 months ago
This is a virtually no risk event.  Your friend probably does not have HIV.  Even if he doesn't, I am not aware of any cases in which HIV has been acquired from a bite.  You are not at risk for HIV from the bite you describe and do not need testing.

For a bite to even theoretically result from a human bite there would need to be major tissue damage and transfer of blood from the person delivering the bite into the would.  This is not a realistic concern.

Please no "what if" questions about human bites or non-injection blood exposures.  EWH
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47 months ago
Thanks sir, I request you to kindly answer just 1 more doubt , I read a post from dr. hunderhandsfield about an exposure. That did not understand what he meant .can you explain  this for me .did he mean hiv can be transmitted  like this?is he saying it's a rare event??  I am posting it here.

Question 
if two person actively bleeding cuts got rubbed each other , is there any hiv risk?? did any one get hiv from like this events?
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
hhh@uw.edu
10 days 



 IF one person had HIV, IF he was not on treatment and had a high viral load, and IF they rubbed their two fresh cuts together, then HIV MIGHT be transmitted. But those things did not happen to you, and nobody is known to have ever caught HIV from events like this.


Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
47 months ago
Sorry, you are repeating a question that is not part of your original question, which has already been answered, and asking hypothetical questions regarding virtually no risk situations.  This is abuse of this service and the Forum.  There will be no further responses to your questions and if you open new questions they too will be closed without answers.  EWH
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