HIV transmission from trashcan with feminine products
Apr 28, 2012
I am sorry to write in and ask this question because I know that there have been similar questions. However, I want to know what the risk of contracting HIV is after reaching into a bathroom trashcan and removing something that i had accidentally thrown away a day earlier. I did not come into contact with any of the used feminine products (or so I think). Afterwards I immediately changed my tampon so my hands and fingers did come into contact with my genitals. What if there were trace amounts of blood on my hand? Being that I touched my genitals does this put me at more of a risk?
Response from Ms. Southall
Hi This does not pose a risk. HIV dies once it is outside of the body, hopefully this has taught you a lesson with the worry to wash your hands, most especially when working with feminine products and your genital areas!
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
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