|Please answer! Possible risk from fluid being on hands
Sep 9, 2013
I was visiting my friends uncle with them while out of town and he test positive for HIV/Aids. I shook his hand then brushed my teeth after. I'm worried that I might have touched the bristles of my toothbrush with the same hand that I shook with. I'm worried he possibly had a bodily fluid on his hand. Am I at risk? My gums were also bleeding as I brushed which would possibly create a higher risk situation. Please answer, in freaking out!
| Response from Mr. Cordova
HIV does not live well outside of the human body, and is not spread through casual contact like this. You were not at risk.
I would familiarize yourself with our section on HIV Prevention. It has a lot of easy to understand information on how HIV is and is not transmitted.
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