Our expert says:
Although skin contact and open sores tend to increase the risk of contracting HIV, is the risk less if there is no bleeding and not a huge exchange of body fluids involved. It is impossible to exclude the possibility 100% - unless you have blood tests done, but by the sound the risk is not too high. The following link might provide you with more useful information - http://www.health24.com/medical/Condition_centres/777-792-814-1764,30217.asp
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