The scratch did blood a liiiiiiittle bit.
She didn't wear gloves.
She didn't have an open wound.3 months ago, I got a pedicure and the pedicurist made a scratch on my toe with her nail.Could I have got HIV?
No. She would have had to bleed as well, and then the virus would have had to enter through the cut, which is very unlikely. HIV is actually very hard to get, which is why you basically only see it in people who have had unprotected sex with a man (since infected body fluids are actually introduced into the body), IV drug users who share dirty needles (again directly introducing infected blood into the body), or in blood transfusions of the past before the blood supply was screened properly. If you have no cuts or open wounds, your skin will keep out the virus, so much so that you could actually dunk your hand (with perfectly intact skin) into a bucket of HIV infected blood, and not get the virus (obviously, I wouldn't suggest you try that to see). In any case, you are safe.3 months ago, I got a pedicure and the pedicurist made a scratch on my toe with her nail.Could I have got HIV?
Probably not, but you should be worried about Hepatitis C!
I would get a test just to rule out past exposure and then retest at about day 50 or more to rule out infection!
NEVER go to a nail salon who reuses anything! Find one who will store YOUR instruments.
The chance of acquring HCV is minimal in this case, but if her nail had scratched someone else prior to her scratching you, it's possible for HCV to transmit- IF the person before you or up to four days of clients bled and this person didn't wash their hands.
HCV blood that has dried can transmit if given the right opportunity- ie, anotherones bloodstream, in up to four days.
Actually, yes it is possible. This is how. The HIV/AIDS virus is dependent upon direct contact, however, how can you be sure that her nail has not been in direct contact with an hiv/aids infected person? If she scratched you, did she scratch someone else? Get a test, set your mind at rest, also, find another pedicurist, it is extremely un-professional for her to have long enough nails to cut you and not have the common courtesy to wear gloves to prevent potential cross contamination. If she is this sloppy with her technique, does she sterilize her instruments?
NO. u do not HIV can only be transmited by touching blood. If she had an open wound and you had an open wound on your toe before she scratched it then maybe.... :)
no you wont get aids unless you have blood trans to you blood ok