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Am i at risk ?
Jun 23, 2014

About 5-6 months ago we found an open wine bottle at the park we toom it and put it in the snow for 1 day after we took it and my friend took a sip and said that it tastes normal then i took a little sip is now 5-6 months later im getting ars symptoms is there any chance im infected with hiv if there was blood or semen or piss in the bottle or will the chances of being infected 0 because it dies in the alcohol or because of its been outside the body and also now 5 months later i have sore throat diarrea and im also scared because 2 weeks ago i also had a cut on my ark without noticing and might a hit someone or something with hiv infected liquid on it or on the person on the same day i also shook hands with a homeless man that i didnt know he didnt have blood on his hands but i think i had a little superficial cut from a day ago and hang nails and because of thatim still paranoid becaise of the synptoms ........ Can i have gotten hiv from the incident with the wine???? Was i at risk with the cut on arm or the hand shaking .... 2-3 weeks after the hand shaking and the cut on arm i have a sore throat diarea tiredness and loss of appetite ... All sympoms are gone after 5 says exept. The sore throat And diarrea ..... thanks in advance im going. On vacation soon and dont want to worry ... Also should i get tested ?

Response from Ms. Southall

Hi You cannot get HIV through a massage or visiting a strip club. You also cannot get HIV from touching an inanimate object. Transmission of HIV from a contaminated surface would require massive exposure to blood or other infected liquid for a prolonged period of time. There is no way to acquire HIV from a lap dance. HIV can not be transmitted through clothing. See HIV101 [link] for more info on how HIV is and is not transmitted.

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.

Be well and stay safe, Shannon



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