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

HIV fear

Nov 14, 2008

I know this is probably totally dumb, but I dropped my phone in a porta-potty recently and reached in to get it. I had an open hangnail. Is there any possibility that HIV infection could be possible, maybe if someone who is infected was menstruating and I came into contact with blood?

Response from Dr. Frascino


You dropped your phone in a porta-potty? ICK! Fishing that out could not have been a pleasant experience. Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent, even with a hangnail. Your chances of wanting a new iPhone: excellent.

Dr. Bob

Please help!!!!!!!!!

  • 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