HIV through sea water while bleeding?
Aug 18, 2012
I have been to Durban (South Africa) where most of the people have AIDS. I was playing in sea water (near sea shore). Around me to many (unknown) people were playing. Suddenly something (most probably one Crab) has bite me on my leg, under water. I came out of water just within 1 minute. I saw blood is coming out from my leg, while coming out of the water (that means my blood had contact with sea water for 1 min). After 3 days I am suffering from fever, throat pain, breathing problem, little bit stomach diarrhea, low energy, eye pain..etc. Which look like more HIV infected symptoms (I am not sure). I know I have to undergo HIV test, but just now only 1 week has passed since crab has bitten me.
I want to know, is it possible to get HIV infected in such case?
Please guide me.
Response from Ms. Southall
Hi Good news, you cannot get HIV from a crab bite and from sea water. HIV transmission occurs with direct exchange of body fluid through vaginal, anal or oral sex. You should follow up with your health care provider with the symptoms that you are experiencing.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
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