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Can a small cut by a dentist's tool infected with HIV transmit the virus?

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November 26, 2008 3:49AM

Only if there is HIV-contaminated blood on the tool. For example, if a tool the dentist was using cut an HIV infected patient, and their blood remained on the tool when the dentist was treating you, you will become infected if you ingest it.