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Touching Hemorrhoid Scared I Have AIDS

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I touched an old band-aid, im 13 and scared.

In class my friend found an old used band-aid on the floor, he jokingly threw it at me and the part that touches the skin touched my shirt and hand. At first i assumed it was nothing so I did not wash my hands before eating. Is there anyway i could...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

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Thanks for the question,There is absolutely no risk from the situation you're describing. Even if the band-aid had been used by someone who was HIV positive, the blood in the band-aid would've dried waaaaaay before you came in contact with... Read more »

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ANY1 NEEDS ANY SUPPORT OR HELP GET IN TOUCH....

Posted by Str8ass, 3 Replies
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Posted by 613, 4 Replies
These blood fears are sickening but here goes:

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