|Dr Shannon please help....
Jan 19, 2013
if the Q_tip got HIV virus on it and then 5 minutes later it come inserted to my urethral...was i at risk in this situation??? i was scare that the Q_tip got cotton on it and the virus get into that cotton and not expose to air and not dies, and then when that Q_tip inserted in my urethral and it could infect me.....i'm so scared and nervous now so can you please help me out???? all that happen because i went to get my gonorrhea test in Vietnam...i cant ask nobody in vietnam....so please help me Dr Shannon. Thanks for your help. Best wish to you and ur family1
| Response from Ms. Southall
Hi HIV begins to die once it is outside of the body and is unable to infect. The Q-tip they used to test you would not have HIV on it.
You are HIV free from this experience.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
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