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I am Dr Pravin and being a Medicine and HIV specialist I would be happy to help.
I would like to know some more information before I answer your query :
Do you have fever ?
Yes , Generalised lymphadenopathy is a sign of ARS along with fever and history of exposure.
The lymph nodes include the following : underarm , neck , groin
These lymph nodes do start getting inflammed at once.
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That is not a sign of ARS / HIV
Do you have recent history of Exposure ( unprotected ) ( High risk ) exposure?
Do you agree with what I have mentioned?
There is Negligible risk . Do not worry
Yes , this method of transmission is very very bleak .
There is no need of testing in your case.
THE ONLY reason I would suggest a base PCR RNA test is to keep your mind at ease.
There is zero chance that you have HIV / ARS
You mentioned above there was a Day old cut ?
From our experience in clinical practice and the research in journals , there is negligible risk of transmission
No you do not have any risk of transmission
Thank you so much.
No risk , Do not worry.
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Been 12 years since I have been studying HIV
Do you Agree with what I have mentioned ?
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Would you be able to do the blood test to ease your mind ?
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Thank you very much for your reply
I do not agree with the theory that blood flow direction determines the entry or exit of the virus.
There are no cases of viruses reported till date to spread through a cut.
However, i would suggest you to get the test done to ease your mind.
Do let me know if you have any further queries.
I told you to take the test just for your peace of mind.
There is absolutely no risk and not a single paper in the journals till date that has reported a case through finger cut
World Health Organization does not seem to acknowledge superficial cuts as a risk factor for HIV transmission. And there is not a single case reported through cuts. That is the reason there is a negligible risk to no risk.
However , I would reiterate that doing the test would give you peace of mind .
Please do let me know if you have any further queries.
Superficial cut is the one that is upto the dermis that bleeds.
Deep cuts are the ones that reach deep upto the subcutaneous fat area.
These deep cuts can cause a transmission of the virus
Not a risk.
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Swollen lymph nodes in the neck are very common. It is not the only diagnostic finding of HIV. And to get something like a lymph node after the fingering incident is in no way connected.
Lymph node ( a single node enlargement ) in the neck can occur due to infection in the scalp , tooth , nose , mouth or can also be a remnant of old infection .It is not a sign of HIV or ARS.