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.
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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?
I got a hit from an unknown guy. My eyebrow was bleeding and his fist too. Could I have been infected with this situation?
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.
can hiv transmitted through pimple cut on face during shaving by trimmer?
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.
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.
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?
First and foremost .... I am sorry for Such a Long Question .... but I am still Just a KID ..... and VERY SCARED .....
My Anxiety is Now Going through the Roof ...... Please Help me Understand the Why's in this Situation ......NOBODY HAD TO HAVE SURGERY OR STITCHES ......
I have a question about our Co-Worker who is Openly HIv+
She has HIV
Simple -- The week we were putting up the Christmas Tree at Work ...... We bumped into each other and somehow he scratched me and I scratched him….. .... She scratches the bottom part of her wrist and her hand and I scratched the top of my hand ..... Her scratch is immediately bleeding and my scratch is immediately bleeding .......
But the fact is Her scratch on her wrist and hand is immediately bleeding and my scratch on the top of my hand is immediately bleeding ... So she reaches her hand up with the scratch that is immediately bleeding on it to say she is sorry…. and grabs my hand where it is immediately bleeding and she is now resting her immediately bleeding scratch on her wrist and hand against the immediately bleeding scratch on my elbow to say I'm sorry ..... Her scratch is directly contacting and lying on top my scratch for about 10 seconds or more as she says I’m sorry— So I pull my arm back quickly — but again …..
Now there is 10 or more seconds of full blown Immediate Direct Contact -- without Intervening steps — where these scratches are directly lying on top of each other
So immediately we get these scratches that are immediately bleeding she grabs my elbow holds it for 10 or more seconds to say Im sorry
— and his immediate bleeding scratch on her hand that is freshly bleeding is immediately directly
touching, directing contacting… touching and lying directly exactly where I just got a scratch at the exact same time that is freshly bleeding …..
So we are touching for 10 or more seconds…. The spot on her wrist and hand that is freshly bleeding is having full blown immediate direct contact to the scratch on the top of my hand that is freshly bleeding and I am having immediate direct contact (with no intervening steps) immediate direct exposure... 10 or more seconds of full blown immediate and direct exposure….. 10 or more seconds of full blown immediate direct contact …. 10 or more seconds of full blown immediate direct bodily access into my bodily system straight from the immediate fresh bleeding scratch on his hand onto and into me from the scratch on the top of my hand
with her fresh full blown hiv positively charged hiv+ infected fluids, with her fresh full blown hiv positively charged hiv+ blood , fresh full blown positively charged hiv+ hiv… immediately .. directly onto and into my
scratch on the top of my hand that is freshly bleeding from her freshly bleeding scratch on her wrist and hand for 10 or more seconds that is now going onto and into my bodily system … onto and into my body from this incident
No gloves No bandages on either of us — Bleeding Open skin on bleeding open skin… Bleeding open scratch on bleeding open scratch … bleeding open wound on bleeding open wound —
her new freshly bleeding hand now immediately
lying directly over, directly onto and immediately directly into… and directly
contacting … lying on my scratch on the top of my hand that stings and is freshly bleeding 10 or more seconds of continuous immediate direct contact of his on his hand scratch that is bleeding firmly gripping and
firmly shaking the top of my hand where both her hand that is freshly bleeding is
touching and directly contacting the exact same spot where I have a freshly bleeding top of my hand to say I’m sorry
So Again …..No gloves and No bandages are now having 10 or more seconds of immediate full blown direct exposure onto and into my body…
10 or more seconds of immediate full blown direct contact onto and into my body …
10 or more seconds of immediate full blown direct bodily access onto and into into my fresh bleeding scratch on the top of my hand onto and into my blood stream …. my bodily system my body from the fresh bleeding scratch on the bottom of her wrist and on her hand onto and with his
fresh full blown hiv positively charged hiv + infected fluids, her
fresh full blown hiv positively charged hiv + blood, his
fresh full blown hiv positively charged hiv+ hiv onto and into my body through the
fresh bleeding cut on the top of my hand from her fresh bleeding cut on her hand.
So I am having direct contact —hand scratch freshly bleeding lying directly
and having immediate direct contact on my freshly bleeding stingy scratch on the top of my hand .....
Both skin her and mine gets scratched at the same immediate time and freshly
bleeding … then less than 1 second goes by and ….. Skin to Skin….. Scratch to Scratch…. Wound to Wound — 10 or more seconds….4 seconds of immediate full blown direct contact into my body … and 10 or more seconds of immediate full blown direct bodily access into my bloodstream and my bodily system from the fresh bleeding scratch on the bottom of her wrist and her hand with his fresh full blown hiv positively charged hiv + infected fluids, her fresh full blown hiv positively charged hiv+ blood, her fresh full blown hiv positively charged hiv+ hiv onto and into my body through the fresh bleeding cut on the top of my hand from her fresh bleeding cut on the bottom of her wrist and on her hand. with a strong grippy firm tight ......completely direct contacted cut on cut 10 oo more second direct contact shake with and where both wounds are immediately directly touching and directly contacting each other with no intervening steps
With all this that just happened …. Even with this HIV+ person she has HIV.... HIV+ — Her viral load is the highest & strongest ever seen...... The Highest and Strongest HIV+ viral load in the World — Even with the strongest & highest viral load ever seen....... PLEASE HELP ME .......
So from her having a immediate fresh bleeding scratch on the bottom of her wrist and on her hand and I having a immediate fresh bleeding scratch on the top of my hand — onto and into my injuries for 10 or more seconds and now into my bloodstream and my body … into me into my bodily system …… All this full blown immediate direct contact and access of her HIV+ infected fluids, HIV+ infected blood and fully positively charged HIV.. HIV+ onto and into my immediate bleeding open bleeding cut and now into my bloodstream and bodily system — into my body — even with this girl having the highest viral load ever …. ever seen …. PLEASE HELP ME !!
Thank You so Much .....
My ear was hurt by a scissors. The scissors used by the barber were not disinfected. The wound on my ear was very small However, there was a lot of blood. Later I applied my wound with iodophor and It quickly healed.
Is there a risk of HIV infection when my ear was cut by the barber? Do I need to worry about it?
Appreciate you deeply