|A question that hasn't been asked
Mar 31, 2013
Hi,I asked a question last year about a risk situation (unprotected penetrative sex) that I had with an escort girlfriend, thankfully my test at 87th day came back negative so I continued with my life. However that situation deeply traumatized me, and now I constantly worry about getting HIV or HCV. This time I have a situation that I don't know if it is risky or not and I can't find it on the forums. The situation is the following, I was visiting a relative in the hospital and his daughter was cutting his toenails, accidentaly she cutted him and he bled (he was taking anticoagulant btw), I think he bled on her hand, anyway, afterwards she was eating potatochips from a bag and I took some, several times after she got her hand into the bag (I don't think she had washed them), the potato chips, as you know are like little blades so I got small cuts inside my mouth when I ate them, not deep but small cuts. My question is, can I get HIV or HCV if my relative is infected and if there was blood on the potatochips from her hand? Sorry for this question LOL I'll try to donate.
| Response from Ms. Southall
Hi Never apologize for asking a question this is why we are here. There is not a way for you to get HIV from this. The only way to get HIV is through a direct exchange of body fluid, vaginal, semen, blood or mothers milk and it has to be an immediate exchange through sex or sharing needles. Casual contact is not a way for HIV transmission to occur.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
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