The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Safe Sex and HIV PreventionSafe Sex and HIV Prevention
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

anxiety please help

Mar 25, 2001

Dear Ryan The other day I rented an adult video from a machine that rents and sell adult videos. When I opened the outside plastic container that holds the video, I scratch my hand. What if the person or persons who rented before left dried semen on the oustide container, could I possibly have been exposed to something they have. I know you have answered similar questions to this one but what concerns me is the fact that I scratch myself with the oustide cassette container as opposed to just touched it. In past responses you and Dr. Sydowski have said that dired blood has no risk because the virus can't survive in a dry environment, does that also hold for dried semen. Your form is great and I really appreciate being able to ask an expert like yourself this question. Thanks for being there!!!

Response from Mr. Kull

Whether you are talking about dried blood or dried semen, it is highly unlikely that you be infected by getting a scratch on your hand when handling an adult video tape. There are so many factors in this scenario that make infection unlikely, including the probability that HIV would not remain infectious when exposed to the environment on a video tape.


Living with an HIV+ person/Blow Job
female positive male negative blow job ok?

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint