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Head Wound, HIV Risk?

Question: 

I have big scar in face and have done scare rivision before 3 months after that I did Co2 laser surgery according to my skin doctor . There was a fresh cut made by Co2 laser, just a day after I went to local massage parlour.
A girl messaged me but her hands were not proper . We came close to each other and had tight hug and kiss also (not tounge kiss) . Our head rubbed with each other during that period (may be several times) and I felt pain in my fresh cut . I had forgeten everything at that movement but Now I am worried . I don't have sex but worry is can HIV transmits through my Fresh Injured Head as it was bloody just a day before (blood stopped but still cut was Fresh) . I am worried because we may have head to head encounter several times . I am worried her skin may have tiny moles and breaks through which HIV transmit in my Body . Her status is unknown. Plz

Answer: 

Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the risk of acquiring HIV through a head wound through contact with someone else's head. From the information given, this scenario is determined to be No Risk (transmission of HIV is not possible in the given scenario).

The scenario mentioned above does not meet the three components of the transmission equation. No exchange of body fluids occurred and the activity conducted (social/casual contact) does not allow for direct access the the bloodstream. Refer to the sources below for more information on HIV transmission.

https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/transmission.html

https://www.aidswindsor.org/healthy-me/hiv-transmission/

Recommendation: No need for HIV test with the scenario provided, refer to a physician for other health related questions.

Regards,

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Marie