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HIV from touching blood with open cuts?

Hi I am a worrier with OCD I just wanted someone with knowledge to answer my questionsBasically today I noticed blood on a plastic wrapping packing (from a delivery) I touched it about a hour after the person who cut themselfs touched it , I really...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for question,HIV dies within minutes of leaving the body. Basically, if you didn't see someone leave the blood.. too much time has passed, HIV is dead.I'm more concerned with your OCD though. This can get in the way of believing... Read more »

"Risk from getting open wound and fingerprick touched"

Hi there. I just tested negative ytd 3 months post an unprotected sexual exposure. What I did was... Read more »

HIV transmission from open cut

I asked a person for a cigarette outside a pub. He took out one from his pack and gave to me. I lit... Read more »
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open cut on index finger on a drunk night

Posted by curiousmann, 2 Replies
Hi folks,
With my all respect I want to get your opinion on my story, I will try to keep it short promise. I had an open cut on my index finger when i woke up, so i will assume it was there at the beginning of story. I was drunk 20days ago, and... Read more »

HIV Risk - Blood in Eye & Glass Cut

Posted by pupiz, 2 Replies
Hi, all. Please let me know if I am at risk for HIV from these to encounters. I was in Canada on vacation a couple of weeks ago and we left at about in the morning and came back at about 3:00pm. When we left the maid was cleaning the suite beside... Read more »

My child touch blood of my HIV+ Husband

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My husband is HIV+
He cut his finger bad and ran into the bathroom and he was dripping blood on the floor.
My young daugher touch the blood and ran to the basement ( I was washing clothes) and said "daddy is bleeding, daddy is bleeding") Although im... Read more »

Am I at risk? Open cuts on hands...

Posted by Gka978, 2 Replies
First, I'm sorry if this seems like a trivial question. My next step will be addressing anxiety issues

I have two scratches/cuts on my right hand, both from a new kitten who thinks my hand is a toy. I shook hands with someone who could be considered... Read more »