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percentage of chances that i would contract HIV?

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I am extremely worried as I had a cut on my finger 3 days back which is dry , just that the dried blood was stuck to it on the sides as i did not bother cleaning it after i removed the bandage. I ended up fingering a pay girl for a couple of min after which i realised that I shouldn't be doing it as I had a dried cut. I still want to know the percentage of chances that i would contract HIV? It was a dry wound and it was very small as well. Please help at the earliest

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replied August 29th, 2011
HIV and AIDS Answer A26380
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

There is no absolute way of measuring the percentage of chances of HIV infection. It can be only assessed as the risk is low or high based on the history and risk factors.

In your case the risk would be considered as low. Since the finger wound was already dried and there was no frank blood involved and also the partner involved was not a confirmed HIV patient.

Contact with genital secretions in such cases would be very less likely to cause a infection.

If you are too stressed about the episode, tehn you might consult a HIV counselor in person, and seek the advice for the need for testing for HIV.


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