Anonymous
Hi guys,

You mentioned that coming into I contact into a person's blood with a cut on my hand (fresh) is considered to be negligible risk. May I know what does that mean? I know in theory it's possible but why not in practical? No one has gotten HIV through cuts?

Thank u.
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Anonymous
Hello there and thank you for using the AIDS Vancouver Helpline as your source of HIV-related information.

Negligible risk means that there has never ever been a reported case of HIV infection although there may be an exchange of bodily fluids. Everything is possible in theory and it is theoretically possible to acquire HIV from open cuts and sores; however, there has never been a reported case of HIV infection from this way (the only confirmed case was a bloody knife fight during a robbery). Unless both parties have actively bleeding cuts at that moment, having cut and contact with bodily fluids are no risk. Please take a look at"Risk Assessment" locating on the left side of the page for examples.
We can talk about 'what ifs' and hypothetical situations all day long, but we don't do that. That is why at the end of the day, we only look at and trust scientific evidences and facts, which have told us that no one has never acquired HIV from open cuts and sores. The activities proven/reported to transmit HIV are: unprotected anal sex, unprotected vaginal sex,sharing needles and mother-to-child during delivery and/or breast feeding.

Hopefully you find the information helpful.
If you have any other questions/concerns, please feel free to write us back.

Stay healthy and keep smiling,
Yoshiko
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