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"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 the rapid antibody hiv fingerprick test. However because I was very happy ytd i went to a thai girls disco (kind of a self celebration). one of the bar...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,There is no risk for the situation you describe. Both your "open wound" and fingerprick were dried up and closed by the time they were touched. That's why I'm using quotation marks. Also, it's not... Read more »

HIV From touching a shirt that may or may not had a blood stain on it?

Good Morning I started working and they had me do trash pick-up and sweeping but I forgot to wear latex gloves and when I was picking up trash on the driveway I found a shirt and other clothing that may or may not had a blood stain on them. I...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

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

University of North Carolina
Hello, No, HIV dies within minutes (or sooner) after being exposed to air. Therefore any possible HIV in the possible blood would have died. ALso, to be infected it requires fluid with live HIV to enter your body- and this cannot happen through... Read more »

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 »

Spitting on penis and touching penis after touching vagina Risks HIV ?

Hi, I went to a stripper (on 22nd June)and she gave me a hand job and I fingered her. I didn't had any intercourse with her. What I'm afraid of is, she spitted on my penis for lubrication. It's dark and I didn't observed if her...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

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

University of North Carolina
Hello there-Saliva is not one of the fluids that contains HIV and even if there was a small amount of blood in her spit, there would not be a way for it to infect you by just landing on your penis. Fingering is considered a low-risk for HIV. I am... Read more »
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touched blood in water

Posted by 613, 2 Replies
I think this is my OCD getting the better of me but here goes.

Last night at a Halloween punk/metal show I and a friend of mine had fake blood on our hands.

We washed them together in a bucket of water. He then said he cut his hand and was washing the... Read more »

touching wet blood on floor

Posted by 613, 4 Replies
These blood fears are sickening but here goes:

About 6-7 months ago in capoeira class I was doing a hand stand and there was a spot of blood on the floor. I accidentally got one of my fingers in it. I wiped it off on my pants as there was no water. I... 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 »