Is this possible mode of transmission
Mar 8, 2013
I know this is gross but I had pooped for a couple days and was in pain. but I was in the bathroom the other day and couldn't go poop so i stuck my finger up my butt to see if could get anything out. I don't remeber touching any blood or didn't see any blood on my fingers or anything that i know if but what if i did touch blood on a door handle or something and it got on my finger that i used. (i use a communal bathroom in my dorm) Would this be a potential risk of getting HIV.
Response from Ms. Southall
Hi Sorry you were constipated and no! there is not a way for you to get HIV from this experience. HIV transmission occurs when there is a direct exchange of body fluid, meaning through sexual interaction or sharing needles.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
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