Apr 7, 2010
i was rubbing my eye with hot water and touched the bottom of a sink (the metal part felt somewhat warm) and ddnt know not to rub my eye if there is hiv blood. i did put some of the water in my eye tho, slightly rinsing it. i did the same but more of it an hour and 20 minutes later. if there was blood, it would have been a drop. my finger when i touched the sink bottom was wet with the warm water. 1.is there any risk? 2.what if the blood was covering my whole finger part, an inch long and cm n a half wide? or am i being irrational?
Response from Ms. Breuer
You have not exposed yourself to HIV. Sharing needles, having unprotected sex, receiving a contaminated blood product--these are risks.
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
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.