Skip to content
Can I get HIV like this?
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?
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.


Helpful Tips

How to Live With an STD
1. Be yourself, and be patient. No matter what situation it is you are going through, and don't ever let anyone make you feel bad about ... More
Was this Helpful?
35 of 42 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.