May 10, 2013
Hello, I had a situation where I bought flower, then I noticed the cashier had a bleeding cut on her hand as she gave me change. I put the the change away and took the flowers in the paper. As I walked to my car I noticed the paper had blood on it. I put the flowers away and washed my hands. I have very dry and broken skin. Is there any possibility of transmittion? Thank you.
Response from Ms. Southall
Hi HIV transmission does not occur this way. Transmission of HIV from a contaminated surface would require massive exposure to blood or other infected liquid from prolonged period of time and HIV begins to die once it is outside of the body and is unable to infect. You are HIV free from this experience.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Is Vomiting A Symptom Of Acute HIV Infection?
- Oral Ulcers After Open Mouth Kissing Sign Of HIV AIDS
- Painful Urination After Insertive Anal Sex Without Condom Does It Mean I Have HIV
- Can I Take Amoxicillin For Vaginal Infections?
- Can Animals Give You Stds?
- Can You Get Hiv If Consumed Contaminated Blood?
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 TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.