The depth of the cut to infect with hiv
Nov 24, 2013
I got a scratch on my hips.The skin just swelled.. no sign of blood..but later the platelets acted and the wound covered.. A man pressed his elbow to my hips when i was sitting in a bus..i didn't felt any pain at that time.But when i walked out i felt pain and noticed swelling ..applied saliva and urine on that...i am so depressed by thinking that the man used some hiv infected thing to wound me..what i should do?
Response from Ms. Southall
Hi No need to worry. HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to child through breast feeding. This most commonly occurs through unprotected vaginal or anal sex and sharing of needles. Casual contact, sharing utensils, drinking after someone, etc are not way for HIV transmission to occur. If you go to this link HIV101 it will take you to our page that talks about the ways in which HIV is and is not transmitted. HIV is also not transmitted through saliva and urine.
Though not a fun feeling to have happen no need to be concerned about HIV transmission.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
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