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Dirty hands with hiv touched mouth

Hi

Is it possible that if my hands had hiv blood on it and touched mouth one second later I can get hiv?

Worried thanks

Circumcised pennis- inner skin tear while hand relief

Hello There,

I have been circumcised 3 months back. I went to this massage place and at the end she gave a hand relief, later I noticed there is an extra skin which got torn and small blood has come out. The lady also has small cut on her hand, Two weeks later I am experiencing Fatigue, Fever, Swollen nodes(pain comes and goes). I have tested -ve at 18 day mark, but my symptoms have been there for 2 weeks now. I am scared to death now.. I am really worried, I feel like killing myself... Please advise am I at a greater risk because I am circumcised and the skin which tore was under pennis glan ?

Scared for my baby

Hi there,

Thank you so much for this service. I have a relative that is HIV positive and I was recently with him. As he was saying goodbye, he touched my babies hand for a brief few seconds. Afterwards, I realized that my baby had a hangnail. I didn't see any bodily fluids on his hands but if by any chance my relative had a bodily fluid on his hands and then touched my baby is there a any chance that my baby could become infected? I am worried sick! My baby also recently had an ear infection, now every little thing I am worried is HIV. Thank you so much in advance for any possible insight.

I fear for my little sister

Dear Helpline Team

Hie..Thank you so much for all the great work you're doing, you are helping out so many people. Yesterday at around 1630 pm I bought some chips (french fries). Now in my country, Zimbabwe, french fries they are sometimes bagged into a transparent plastic bag. So I ate the chips, putting my hand into the plastic bag and digging for some more chips then removing my fingers and eating them. Now I got a small hangnail wound which had stung that morning and bled very minimally. I then ate some on the way home. I got home 15 minutes later and didnt finish all the chips and when I got home, I gave my little sister to finish up eating. I only started getting worried after I noticed that my hangnail wound was stinging (the skin was peeling and there was no active bleeding but a tiny red dot like a tiny sore inside the hangnail wound about 1mm)..So my sister ate the chips. I am now worried about the friction between my hangnail wound and the inside of the plastic bag..what about if a tiny amount of my blood went on the inside of my plastic bag..Could that blood somehow find its way onto my sister's fingers or the chips as she drew some of them out and ate them.

I've been so worried about having HIV I've never had sex before only fingered 2 girls with latex gloves on and got bit on the lip by a girl whilst kissing her

1. I am now worried that if a microscopic amount of blood went on the inside of the plastic bag of the chips and then when my sister was using her fingers to dig in for more chips, if it contacted her fingers and/or the chips and then she put those fingers and chiptrs in her mouth could she be infected?

2. What about if she licked her fingers or the ketchup inside the plastic bag?

2. This incident happened around 8pm yesterday. Should I take her to see the doctor and ask for PEP?

I am so scared of something bad happening to her I don't know what I would do if I infected her I wouldn't be able to live with myself. Please help me.

NB* I remember putting ketchup (tomato sauce on the chips before I ate them) so much of the inside of the plastic bag was covered in ketchup. Could the little HIV viral particles survive in the inside of the plastic bag and on the ketchup and be transferred to my sister's fingers then possibly the mucous membranes of her mouth when she ate the chips or licked her fingers?

Yours Faithfully,
Mr Worried

Bleeding eyebrow

I got a hit from an unknown guy. My eyebrow was bleeding and his fist too. Could I have been infected with this situation?

Contaminated extraction tool

Hi,
In case that extraction tool (for invasive intervention in healthcare) was not sterilized, but is exposed to air, does it allow to HIV virus being deactivated? Or if tool was sterile, but in the meantime it was exposed to environmental surface, can HIV be acquired in this way? This tool has direct contact with my blood, because skin is cutted with this tool.

hiv risk from trimmer superficial cuts

can hiv transmitted through pimple cut on face during shaving by trimmer?

HIV transmission through sharing a joint

Hi, Actually Im worried about the scenario that happened with me. So me and my buddy were sharing a joint together and my buddy is sexually very active and had sex with a lot of strangers so I don’t know if he’s HIV positive or not. Actually what happened was that we were in the car and he ignited the joint and took 4-5 puffs from it and then passed it to me right away . I smoked a lot instantly and then same thing passed it to him he smoked and finally I finished the joint. after that we went home and I saw that my buddy has a cut on his lip with blood on it. moreover he might have cuts or sores in his mouth and blood from his lips or mouth may have got onto the joint while sharing the joint back and forth twice and entered in my mouth when I smoked the joint. Thing is I have bleeding gums and blood from the joint may have came in contact with my gums and entered in my bloodstream. My gums doesn’t bleed profusely but still bleeds sometimes here and there. so my question is what are the chances of getting HIV from the scenario explained? Im really really really worried.

Nicked vulva while sharing a shaving razor?

Would it be possible to contract HIV if I used a shaving razor after someone else of an unknown HIV status, and ended up nicking my vulva (as it's a mucous membrane)? Would it be protected because it's superficial wound? I am mostly worried because I don't know how much time passed between the individual using it and me using it after they had, and if I am more at risk if the razor cut was on my vulva/genitals.

Please, please help to ease my anxieties. Thank you.

HIV through sharing a razor?

Hi,

I'm really anxious. About 10 years or so ago, my brother used my razor without telling me. I then proceeded to use the razor in the shower. I don't know if there was any blood on the razor, but I did cut/nick myself and had some sores from shaving. I don't know how much time passed between him and me using the razor, either, but I've been so anxious about it ever since. It doesn't help that there are conflicting reports on websites, from articles and doctors alike, whether sharing razors can transmit HIV.

If his blood had been on the razor and I then nicked myself (I was using it to shave my genitals, to make matters worse), would it be possible to contract HIV?

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