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If a person has Hiv and they have a cut in the scalp area of

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If a person has Hiv and they have a cut in the scalp area of they head then it bled a little bit and then I touched the cut with the blood on it and I put it in my mouth immediately after I touched it..would I get hiv?. Please I need a simple pointblank answer
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: HIV and AIDS
Expert:  Dr. Captain replied 6 months ago.


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Expert:  Dr. Captain replied 6 months ago.

The simplest, point-blank answer is so close to "no" that it is almost "no," but... in medicine, because it is a science that is continually growing and learning new things, we are very shy to ever be 100% certain about anything. There are infinitesimally small possibilities of freak occurrences where a single drop of blood that contained HIV and was introduced into a mouth, and HAPPENED to contact a cut in your mouth...and your immune system didn't happen to kill the virus before it got in.. in that amazingly/nearly-impossibly unlikely scenario, there is a tiny possibility.