Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Can you get HIV or AIDS from fighiting?
    avatar
    juswant2kno85 posted:
    I was attacked today by a girl trying to steal my phone ,I bust her nose and lip there was a small but good amount of blood atleast for me to be scared that was on my face and hand, also I have scraches and a cut on my finger I think came from my ring.
    Reply
     
    avatar
    georgiagail responded:
    The risk of acquiring HIV from fighting involves the following:

    1. The person you are fighting with must, of course, be HIV positive and actively bleeding.

    2. You must have an open (i.e., bleeding) cut/wound on your body. Scratches and cuts that are not opening bleeding may not necessarily classify as this.

    3. The blood of the HIV positive person must be able to actually ENTER your body for even the risk of HIV transmission to be present (and even then, it's not a 100 percent guarantee that this will occur). Simply getting blood on your skin or on a scratch would not transmit the virus from an HIV positive person into an uninfected person.

    Generally the risk of transmission from fighting is the greatest when both parties have significant, open wounds as a result of this fighting (and, of course, at least one of the parties fighting carries the virus).

    Gail


    Helpful Tips

    What steps to take if you test positive?Expert
    Hello community, Dan, Gail and myself often answer questions around the potential risk of different exposures for those of you who are ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    27 of 40 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.