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HIV transmission via dirty nails when popping pimple

Can HIV be transmitted by cleaning utensils of people possibly infected and then without properly washing my hands, popping a pimple that bled afterwards?

If my fingernails contained blood infected with HIV and then popping a pimple with my fingers afterwards, am I at risk?
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no, that is not a risk factor for numerous reasons. HIV is transmitted via unprotected sex or iv drug use.
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HIV is unable to reproduce outside its living host (unlike many bacteria or fungi, which may do so under suitable conditions), except under laboratory conditions; therefore, it does not spread or maintain infectiousness outside its host.

HIV is transmitted by;
Unprotected penetrative anal and/or vaginal sex
Sharing works with other IV drug users
Mother to child
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What if the possibly infected blood from my nails came into direct contact with blood from my pimple?
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Reread what was posted. "HIV is unable to reproduce outside its living host"
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