Recently I was needing to shave my beard and I pulled a razor out from my drawer in my bathroom. During shaving, I accidentally nicked myself a few times, and I didn't think about it much at first. However, I had my brother over a few days ago and I found out he may have used one of the razors from the same drawer to shave. I don't personally know his HIV status, but say if he were to have HIV, used this blade, accidentally cut himself, stupidly put the blade back, and I had used it and nicked myself, what would be the chance of me contracting HIV (or any STDs in general, for that matter)? I know I sound paranoid, but I'm losing sleep over it and would like to know what my risk is. If I'm not at risk, then what makes this a different and lower risk than "sharing needles"? Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
Hello board of consulting,
Firstly, I am sorry for my English, it is not good, so maybe difficult to understand what i mean.
2 weeks ago I have visited a massaging service, She just gave me the handjob (I worry about OS, so I didn't agree do OS). She use the hand, but during of HJ, she drop her saliva to my penis, after that I see the scrapes of penis (without blood). I don't know her HIV status, her mouth as well as her teeth. I am afraid that there is blood in her saliva.... Please help me this case. Many thanks.
Hello. I'm from Greece and before 5 days i visited Austria to go to a heavy metal concert. I wore a special "old" pair of shoes to the concert so that my new ones wouldn't get destroyed. Since the day of the concert i didn't wear those shoes again. In the meantime i returned home to Greece. Last day i wore those shoes again and after a bit, i felt a slight sting on my big toe. After i removed the shoe, i found out that a pin was the cause of the trouble. I immideatly thought that this pin could have had hiv viruses on it since the concert, but then i said "hey, i can't be this unlucky". The bad thing is that today I've had diarrhoia twice and I am a lot concerned that i have aids, since a teacher at school had told us that diarrhoia is one of the symptoms of the first steps of the virus. Do you think i should be worried?
P.S. I talked to my doc and he said I probably shouldn't be worried, but I don't know if he knows much about aids, since it isn't his field of expertise. I thought i should get a second opinion.
P.S. I didn't blead when I felt the sting by the pin.
I had an encounter with a gentleman with whom we discussed his status and mine (both negative) and I pick at my thumbs, but had a band aid over it. During lunch, the band aid came off, and after, we made out in the car and I touched his penis and may have gotten precum on my thumb, then he did do filatio to me, but did not for long. I got test tested with the 4th generation test 8 weeks and 1 day after to which it came back negative. What is the likelihood of HIV transmitting, and should I get tested again?
Hi Doctor. I need to clear some doubts whether I need to go testing for this incident.
I was walking in the Home Depot ,I started looking some stuff a sharp metallic round object hurt my hand there was no bleeding but just pinch with scalp on the palm. I didn't see any blood on the object ,I was worried came back home and wash my hand with soap and after shave .
Please asses my Risk and let me know I need HIV/STI testing or just move on ,I have read your answers and information the environment objects cannot transmit. Actually these stuff keep bothering me and getting tested
I was recently incarcerated and during this is was attacked by a fellow inmate known to be hiv+ I didn't fight back for fear of drawing blood but received several scratches from her fingernails that drew blood on me. I saw a Dr who said there was no risk of infection and thus didn't test me but I'm still scared jail is a very dirty place what if she was touching herself privately before scratching me couldn't it be transmitted that way?
I tested negative on June the 27th (which I am very happy about) I had at least 6 occasions in the past year where I thought I might have put myself at risk with situations anybody would say are no risk and they d probably not think about.
Tonight I went to a sketchy bar and used the urinal,it was very dirty (in a way that I refused to wash my hands there) I put some sanitiser on my hands and quickly scrubbed them (not very thoroughly). Just a few minutes later (like 2-5 mins) I popped a pimple on the back of my head and fluid came out of it(pus or blood , I don t know), is that a risk some how since my hands were not "properly" washed but only quickly sanitised. As I used the urinal in the bathroom some splashes back onto the hands and if semen, blood etc was in the urinal?
It comes to no surprise to me that not even 48 hours after getting my negative result I feel like I put myself at risk again. Real concern or OCD?
Hello, I have got this strange situation.
In shoping mall I touched smartphones in shop (many people touch them), then I order food and I touched bread by dirty nails. Maybe there was a virus on hand or undernails. When I was eating, I bited internal side of a cheek, ( maybe there was a blood there) and then right after I ate this bread.
Dear doctors and writers,
Last night I had a "stupid night" I am still regretting.
This was the first time I had sex with a man, and I didn't find it enjoyable at all.
I want to a male sauna and had sex with two guys, giving them passive blowjobs and then (with one of them) anal sex with condom, in this case outside of the pool, in a private room.
When we finished having sex (it lasted few minutes) the boy didn't even ejaculated and we went back to the swimming pool.
I have to say that, after the anal sex I saw on the towel a tiny tiny tiny quantity of blood (or maybe was just mucus, light was very low).
Once we were back in the water, we talked for 5 minutes (still under water) and then the second guy invited me to sit on his legs. While I was seated on this laps, his penis was touching my anus a couple of times.
I also suffer of little hemorroids, I have "two little balls" hanging out since probably 10 years but I never cured them since they never game me any problem/hitch/pain.
Can my anus situation improve the chances of getting infected?
Left for granted that I will take the test in the next weeks, how likely is that the second guy's precum could have infected me?
Does precum get diluited in water? The pool also was chlorinated, does it help?
I was doing a My biannual Hiv, hep c, blood testing here in the Caribbean where I live. The nice lady was in the middle of drawing my blood, the needle was in my arm still and blood was flowing into the tube nicely when she untied the turner kit and it accidently fell directly onto the where the needle was in my arm/vein. She couldn't jerk to move it right away as I assume she didn't want to startle me or hurt me with the needle which was still in my vein. The tie off/turner kit was made of material/cloth which they reuse here, and not the rubber ones which they throw away in the states. It was a dark blue colour so I couldn't see if it had any previous blood on it. Now I'm concerned about it contaminating the outside of my needle while it was in my arm still with hiv or hep c from a previous blood draw patient. I voiced my concerns at the time and she did apologize. It was just a mistake, which I understand, things happen. But I just want to make sure that I'm not at risk for hiv or hep c now. I hope I have described the scenario accurately enough and I look forward to hearing back from you. Thank you for doing what you do, and thank you for your time!
Take good care