|hiv or hep infection?
Oct 2, 2011
Hey guys i was in the boxing gym today and one of the guys had a very bad nosebleed.... He went to the toilet to clear up and his blood was draining on the sink after a while i went to drink some water from the sink and as i was drinking i saw some big drops of blood on the tap where the water comes off.... So maybe i have drank some small amount of his bood along with water.... Also i am pretty sure i had sores in my mouth cause when i took off my mouthguard it was bloody....(from my blood)
how dangerous is this? is it possible that i have contacted hiv? does hiv infect outside of the body?
the other guy is 18y old looking healthy...
| Response from Dr. McGovern
It appears that you don't know for sure that you had any blood exposure in your mouth and I suspect that you would be aware of this if you did. So I would not recommend testing based on this history.
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