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Posted by: | 18/05/2020

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Hand Eczema and very dry skin

I just working with people that have HIV and they go to get their labs they r next to me all day. I have hand eczema and dry skin am I at risk?

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Posted 28/05/2020

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HIV can only be spread by blood to blood contact (sexual contact or needle pricks). You won't get HIV through the eczema or dry skin on your hands and this poses no risk for infection.
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