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 from surface when other person is bleeding

Oct 14, 2012

While I understand the risk depends on the person having HIV, if the person is unknown to you...

How much risk is there if you were to get in a elevator with someone who has blood pouring (bad nose bleed) and you push the button they pushed (couldn't see any blood).

While I did wash my hands with water and soap an hour later, I didnt use alcohol sanitiser. Five hours later I got a bad cut on the finger used, what are the chances of infection?

Response from Mr. Cordova

Hi there:

HIV does not live well outside of the human body. Any virus present in their blood would be unlikely to infect you. Furthermore, and just as important, the virus needs access to your bloodstream for an infection to occur. Unless your finger was gushing blood, and you used that finger to stop their nosebleed, I would not be concerned. No risk.

In health,


Drinking Piss
HIV risk from few seconds of insertive anal sex

  • 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