Anonymous
Hi there,

i have a question, can i get hiv if i cut my finger with a knife ( there is a minimum open wound but with a lot of bleeding) and a friend of mine cut his finger too and he bleed on my wound with fresh blood, his and mine(like two drops of blood ), supposing he is HIV positive, is there a risk?

wait for your prompt reply,

thank you

Daniel
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Anonymous
Hi there and thank you for reaching out to AIDS Vancouver with your questions! We're happy to help.

In order for a cut to pose as a risk for HIV transmission, the cut needs to be gushing blood and require immediate and professional medical attention. Both cuts would need to match this description in order for there to be a risk of transmission.

Furthermore, HIV is a very delicate virus: once exposed to the air (after leaving the wound), the virus becomes damaged and is no longer able to transmit.

Avert is a great resource for HIV information, including possible methods of transmission: [Avert | How do you get HIV?](http://www.avert.org/hiv-transmission-prevention/how-you-get-hiv), if you have any further questions.
I hope I have answered your question, and feel free to contact us with any further concerns.

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Sierra, Helpline Volunteer

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