Here is my story, last 2 days, i saw a motorcycle accident. So i give helping hand and pull him up. He was bleeding that time and some blood contacted my hand, arm & shirt. After that he feel better, he shake hand with me and i stupidity shake hand with him too. I know his hand have some scar.. If my skin have some open wound will i get infected ? do i need testing?
Welcome to the Forum. It was good of you to help this person. Your assistance to him did not put you at risk for HIV or other infections. First, it is unlikely that he had HIV. Secondly and more importantly however, HIV is not spread through this sort of contact. Even if you had a cut on your hand and blood was transferred from him to you in this way, there is still no risk of HIV. There is no medical need for testing either. I would not worry. EWH
thanks Dr . hiv transmission through blood is by injection only ? after I shake hand with him I did not wash my hand and touch other part of my body . like penis . if there is still dried blood will I get infected ?
ok final question , if I touch open sores(it look like herpes ) on my lips , mouth , hand and body skin lession will not get infected ? hiv through blood infection only by injection or blood transfusions ?
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.