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Achy Balls After Touching Blood Worried I Have HIV

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Worried about touching blood

I touched blood which was on the cotton.I know for sure that the blood was out of body for already twoo minutes. Later i bit my nail.Is there a risk of infection is some blood gets in my mouth.I am worried since my gums are not so healthy. Thanks in...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereNo, even if the blood on the cotton had HIV, it would surely have died before you touched it. HIV is present in blood, semen, vaginal fluids and breast milk. To create an infection, one of these four body fluids with HIV in it must come... Read more »

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Posted by Olive, 1 Reply
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