Jun 17, 2013
Good afternoon doctors,
From what I read on the Internet, it appears that the general consensus is that HIV infected blood does not fair well outside the body. With that in mind, I'd like to pose a "what if".
A few days ago I was at my family doctors office getting a checkup for a previous incident. I was asked to remove my underwear and then put it back on. Is it fair to say that if I stepped on a drop blood and put my underwear back on, that the blood could transfer and I could become infected?
I understand this is a lot of "what ifs", but is there any real risk of transmission with his given scenario?
Thank you all.
| Response from Mr. Glenn
Thanks for your question,
Even if all your "what ifs" happened, there would be no risk for HIV. This is because of two things: 1) you would've had to come in contact with the blood also immediately after it left someone's body and 2) the blood would've needed a way to get inside of your body.
Neither one of those things happened.
Hope this helps!
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- What Is There That Has Symptoms Similar To Genital Herpes?
- What Is The Difference Between Herpes And Shingles?
- What Foods To Stay Away From When You Have Genital Herpes?
- Vinegar For Genital Warts
- What Is The Quickest Way To Get Rid Of Genital Warts?
- Syphilis Rash Affecting Hands And Feet
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.