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Hi there I just have one concern I wanted to discuss, today I cut my finger and an hour later I put my hand in the fridge to put away some food, after I pulled my hand out my finger was covered in something red and it was bleeding. I just got a little Anxious like what if the food I was touching in my fridge had some kind of blood and it got into my bleeding cut, would I be at risk?

As this is a site that deals with STIs and HIV I can assure you that you would not be at risk for any of these given what you have said. These would not be passed this way.

It is generally recommended that if you have a break in the skin such as a cut or scratch, you clean the area with water and cover it with a bandage to protect it from bacteria and further injury that could slow the healing process. An antibacterial cream can be applied to the area before the bandage is applied.

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Health Nurse

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This answer was posted on February 2, 2015

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