Am I at risk?
Jun 23, 2013
The other day while eating something i bit my toungue and it started bleeding, I immediately bought myself a pouch of water to rinse my mouth suppose if there was the presence of the HIV virus on the on the pouch or in the water of the pouch, is there any chance of mine getting infected as the wound on my toungue was open.
thanks for the reply in advance.
Response from Mr. Glenn
There is no risk from this situation.
HIV is only transmitted when a body fluid carrying HIV (only blood, semen, vaginal fluid, or breast milk) comes out of someone's body and goes immediately/directly inside of someone else's body.
There is nothing immediate or direct about your situation.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
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.