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Contamination from Knife cut to an Open Wound in Mouth

My friend cut himself with a knife we were using to cut a cheesecake. I used the knife immediately after to cut myself a piece, which I ate right away. I bite my lips and the inside of my mouth a lot. Assuming that I have an open wound in my mouth and assuming that he is HIV positive, what is my risk of infection?

risk from blood on the surface

Hi, what a helpful group
I have some question in my mind. I have found that you said HIV does not survive long outside the human body and the wound is large enough for virus enter. But i am want to know that excactly how long the virus can live outside the body, Whether the virus dies immediately after leaving the body or it takes a few minutes and and the virus must directly access blood or broken cells.My country's instruction is that the virus can spread if blood gets into the scratch even if it is small so i am very anxious.
what happen if a people bleeding, he took my phone and got blood out there, then I took the phone immediately with a cut in my hand. this case can be transmisson virus ? do i nees take Pep ? i hope you reply soon.
Many thanks

Analingus with chapped lips

I am a man, and received condomless oral sex from a transexual that I met on the internet. While she did so, I performed analingus on her. My lips were chapped at the time. The entire experience only lasted a few minutes. However, as I was leaving, I met another man coming into her apartment.
I was freaked out by this experience and went to the hospital the next day to receive nPEP. My doctor advised against it, but said that I could still receive it, and today is the end of my 72 hour window. I'm still very worried; can you advise me? Should I start PEP?
M

risk of hiv from food

Thanks for your helping.
Now i am so scared. I want to know exactly about my case: i eat food and while i try to bite the bone, i have an Large scratches on the palate and my lips bleeding because of chink. what happen if the bowl, chopsticks, straws i have used have fresh blood, and water and food have fresh blood. Can be hiv transmission in this case through my lips are bleeding and new scratches on the palate.
Many thanks. i hope to see your advice soon because i'm quite scared

Please advice

I met a woman (HIV status unknown); Simply ended up fingering her inside the vagina for over 10 minutes. I don't have any cuts on my fingers. We did not indulge in any other sexual activity either. Its been 20 days now and i am having increased frequency of defecation but not diarrhea. Am worried so much. Is there a chance these are initial symptom and i am infected? Is it a possibility.. Please do pray tell me.. Too much anxiety

Scared Girl

Hello!

Thank you so much for your great work.
A couple of weeks ago I kissed in the mouth a man which I do not know and he could be a sexually promiscuous man, I don`t know his HIV status. I had a wound on my higher lip from 2 days ago, which was already healing and had a crost- dry cover over it ( a dry wound). The wound was small like 5 mm. He did not have any visible blood on his mouth and he was not having any visible wounds. But he could have had scrathes that I did not see.
Is there any possibility that I could get infected in that way by kissing? I am very scared so I am very grateful for your answer.

Thank you very much.

Scared girl

risk of hiv from open wound

HI, thanks for your website. It's very useful.
I'm have a question: i have a contact between skin and skin with my teacher. If i and my teacher have open wound and bleeding, hiv can be transmission ? and it is the high or low risk.
Many thank.
I hope see your answer soon.

Casual Contact Clarification

Hi there,

I am trying to educate myself and I was just wondering if you could please explain in detail why casual contact with someone with HIV is no risk. What if someone with HIV began to have a bleeding cut while casually hanging out with them and you accidentally came in contact with the infected blood by brushing up against them, hugging or shaking hands with them? Is this still considered casual contact even if they are bleeding? What if the HIV negative person had a cut or scrape on them as well. I am just wanting to make sure that it is safe for me to be around someone that I know with HIV as I have a baby and would never want to put him at risk. Thank you so much in advance.

HIV from finger nail scratch on shaft

Thank you for all the wonderful work you guys are doing!

I was fooling around with a woman of unknown status (Let's assume she is positive) and she put her finger in her vagina and then put it down my pants and accidently scratched my shaft. Could this transmit? Please answer

Splinters and tweezers

Hello,

I have a question about HIV transmission:
A friend of mine had a splinter in his finger and used my tweezers to remove it. After he used the tweezers I put them in a mug of boiling water and left them for two hours. After, I put them in a mug with kitchen floor cleaner and boiling water for 10-15mins then let them air-dry overnight. I used the tweezers about 12 hours after my friend to remove from dry skin from the inside of my nose.
I am almost certain that there is no risk for HIV transmission in this situation but I would just like some advice from your helpline.

Thank you.

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