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Just want to see if I understand
Mar 14, 2013

So from reading the archives and recent questions and answers If you come in contact with blood or any fluids of someone else and that person is not around or walked away from it for even just 30 seconds> like you touched a door handle of a bathroom and then changed your tampon or for some reason touched in your butt or rubbed your eye that fluid would not be infectious.

Because - 1. this is not direct contact- direct means it goes directly from someone else (without touching anything else) and goes straight into you? 2. this is considered causal contact? 3. HIV dies the moment it leaves the body 4. no matter what HIV can not be transmitted off inanimate objects 5. not testing would be necessary in an instance like this?

Response from Ms. Southall

Hi Yes HIV begins to die once it leaves the body and is unable to infect. There has to be a direct exchange of body fluid for HIV transmission to occur. So yes the likelihood of transmission is extremely low and testing is not warranted.

Be well and stay safe, Shannon



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