Hi there,Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the possibility of HIV transmission through skin that was peeled of from the top of your finger and then coming into contact with blood from someone with HIV.
From the information given, this scenario is determined to be of Negligible Risk (there is no evidence or no documented cases of transmission. However, there is a theoretical possibility of transmission under certain extenuating circumstances). In order for HIV transmission to occur in this circumstance, a number of requirements must be fulfilled.
HIV transmission occurs when the following conditions are met: There must be the presence of HIV positive fluid (semen, pre-cum, vaginal fluid, rectal fluid, blood, or breastmilk), coupled with direct access to the bloodstream. This scenario is considered to be Negligible Risk because while no penetration or direct access to the bloodstream occurred, you did come into contact with HIV positive blood. Factors such as how deep the skin peeled off, presence of bleeding and extent of contact are unknown.
For the situation above, it is recommended that you refer to a healthcare provider for HIV screening.
AIDS Vancouver Online/Helpline, Sonali
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