Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Announcements

Useful Links!
Help Our Community Answer Your Questions Better By Including In Your Post: Gender, Have You Been Tested For An STD Yet?
Type Of STD Tests and Results? Any Medications To Control Your STD?



Can I get HIV like this?
avatar
An_246781 posted:
I have multiple piercings (all over 2-3 months old) one of them however, is still irritated. Two weeks ago, I went to the beach and without thinking, I got in, (piercing has to be at least two months, it was) and at the time two of my friends got cut from seashells. If they had HIV could they infect me from the blood seeping into my semi healed/ semi irritated piercing?
Reply
 
avatar
georgiagail responded:
Are you asking if you got into the water on the beach with some friends who cut themselves on sea shells and were HIV positive, could you become infected that way?

If so, the answer is no.

Gail


Helpful Tips

How Can You Get Most Out This Community?
Hello members, Welcome to the STD community! Please feel free to post or join in any discussions on this community. Useful Tools WebMD ... More
Was this Helpful?
1 of 2 found this helpful

Helpful Resources

Be the first to post a Resource!

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

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.