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Can You Get HIV From Shaking The Hands Of A Positive Individual?



Can you get HIV by shaking the hands of someone infected by the disease if both people had cuts or sores on their hands?


If the person has cuts or sores on his hands and these are bleeding and the blood gets on to a scratch or wound of an exposed person there is a risk of transmission of this infection.

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Response by:

Pamposh   Kaul, MD Pamposh Kaul, MD
Assistant Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati