could i have gotten HIV at basketball game
May 26, 2012
Hi there, i came across your website and i wish you could answer my question. a few days ago me and my cousins were playing basketball in my front yard, when the ball rolled away. There was a homeless man there and he passed us the ball, and we continued playing. Then i started to wonder if he could have had any infections like HIV and if i could have gotten it from playing. I dont have any cuts on my hand except for one smaller than a flea on the back of my hand, but it never came in contact with the ball. Also the ball did not have any signs of blood on it, so if he might not have had a cut. But what i do have is dry skin on my fingers tho there is no open wound. I was wondering if it was likely that i could have gotten infected and what you think i should do. I do not know if the man had an infection but i read that many homeless people have such infections from drug abuse.I hope you get to answering my question, and if you do, thank you
Response from Ms. Southall
Hi You are ok. No way for HIV to be transmitted this way.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
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