Jun 28, 2013
Hoping you can help, I suffer from very dry and cracked skin on my hand that on occasion bleed. Now this may sound stupid, but I am worried. My wife brought some maternity underwear (for breast-feeding mothers) and we took them home and I put them into the washing machine. Obviously I had to touch these with my dry/cracked hands to do this. Now I know that women try these bras on and if they dont fit put them back on the shelf. If a women who tried on the bra that my wife brought who is HIV+ (or several women) leaked milk onto the bra is there any risk of transmossion of HIV to myself. I also remember rubbing my eyes after putting the garment into the machine.
| Response from Mr. Glenn
The answer to your question is no. There is absolutely no risk for HIV from this.
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 was nothing immediate or direct about your situation. HIV dies pretty quick after it leaves the human body.
Hope this helps!
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