What are the possibilities of contracting HIV through a cut in my cuticle?

Is there a chance of contracting HIV if the superficial cut in my cuticle comes in contact with the blood of HIV positive person?

i got cut in the barber shop… it was bleeding? got potash alum massage to stop bleeding? can i get hiv?

Hello samcluter,

Thank you for sharing your experience. It’s essential to prioritize safety and hygiene in such situations. Potash alum, commonly used to stop bleeding from minor cuts, can help in this instance. However, regarding your question about HIV transmission, it’s crucial to understand that HIV is not transmitted through casual contact or exposure to blood from superficial cuts like this. Transmission typically requires direct contact with infected blood, semen, or other bodily fluids. If you have further concerns, we encourage consulting with a healthcare professional for personalized advice and reassurance.