Anonymous
Hello,

I was drunk and damaged my hand with sharp item. My wound was about one on one inch size and actively bleeding. I had no possibility to dress the wound, and one guest came and give me a strong handshake. I did not had a chance to hide my hand because he grab it. I do not know this guy and his status. Is it possible if he had blood on hand to infect me?
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Anonymous
Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the acquisition of HIV by shaking hands while actively bleeding from a hand wound.
From the information given, this scenario is determined to be No Risk given that there were no open cut/sores on the other persons hand.

Transmission Equation: This scenario does not meet the three components of the transmission equation because, in order to contract HIV the following conditions must be met:

1 There must be HIV present in a bodily fluid.

2 The bodily fluid containing HIV must have direct access to the bloodstream.

3 Transmission occurs through a risky activity in which the first two conditions are met.

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

Regards,
AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online,(Vardah)

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