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Thursday, March 5, 2015
HIV and AIDS
Healing Time Frame for A Blood Test To Prevent HIV Transmission
I had pin hole for a blood test and about 24 hours later, I manually stimulated a stripper for a few minutes using the same finger.
I have two questions: 1) Would 24 hours be sufficient time to have allowed that tiny pin prick to fully heal where you would consider the skin to be intact? 2) Any reason to test based on this scenario? I am worried sick. Thanks again.
Typically your finger heals over sufficiently to prevent transmission of any potential germs.
Carl Fichtenbaum, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati