The other day I was doing contact sports. We are not allowed to wear shoes during training. One person was bleeding and before I realised it I accidentally stepped in a few tiny droplets of relatively fresh blood with my bare feet. Unfortunately, I could not wash my feet until after the training. I am informed that HIV cannot penetrate skin, so I was not worried at that moment. However, when I came back home and washed my feet I realised that I had 2 by 4 mm wound between 2 toes and that is were the anxiety started kicking in. The wound appeared to be superficial since it was not actively bleeding but it did have pink flesh colour.
Am I at risk for contracting HIV if this person's blood contained the virus and if some of the droplets entered my small wound?
Thank you for your consideration
Hello, whilst replacing bed sheets I cut my thumb slightly due to the sheet catching on a flappy piece of skin and pulling it off. I remember the cut being quite shallow and now that it has healed the scar is quite small. The cut was bleeding quite a lot, however I washed it and carried on but I'm worried that I may have contracted the virus as I touched various dirty sheets and some moist towels, but tried to ensure that my small cut didn't touch the dirty laundry. I don't think I touched any dried blood or another dried bodily fluids but I'm concerned that I may have without realising it. I'm really anxious and worried that I may have contracted the virus as the hotel itself isn't the most reputable. Is there any chance that I may have contracted it?
Thank you, Amrit
I got protected sex 2 weeks ago with CSW..I ejaculate outside while condom still at penis..I remove condom with tissue then i realize there's a blood outside condom and the tissue look red..i wipe my penis after that and got amount of blood during wiping ( maybe it got there when condom removal)..no cut in my penis so i sure it came from her vagina..so i want to know how risk it for HIV?
Hello, I have a question regarding the possibility of HIV exposure.
Before having intercourse, I got a paper cut as I unwrapped the condom. I did not notice this event, and after intercourse, I touched the condom to remove it and noticed my small cut.
Assuming that tiny cut touched vaginal fluids or remains of menstrual blood, is it technically possible to be at risk of HIV transmission? Should I take PEP just in case?
Hello, I was riding the bus when suddenly I looked at the back of my shirt and saw that a pimple popped. Is there a risk of the virus getting through my shirt since the blood from my pimple went through my shirt?
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I have a lot of eczema on my body and hands, which tend to bleed from time to time depending if i scratch or touch them. I suffer from this skin condition. So I was walking down the street and scratching an eczema on my knuckle and it was bleeding, it was actively bleeding. A homeless guy was walking across us on the street (he is possible to have a drug addiction or hiv) he caught my hand suddenly while i was scratching my knuckles and they were bleeding. im scared he has some hiv blood on his hand and it got into the cut eczema on my knuckle. I don't mean to judge that homeless guy i'm just saying there is a possibility of him having HIV since he looked very sick and looked like he is a drug addict.
please help me with this and tell me what to do, should i go to the emergency and ask for a HIV treatment (PEP).
Thanks a lot for all your help always.
Hi there so here's my story. I was outside with a lot of people camping. They were passing around an afterbite stick for mosquitoes. I needed some and I put it on about 50 of my bites. (I got bit a lot) Am I gonna get hiv from someone's blood maybe getting onto the stick and into my mosquito bites? I don't know if any of them were open, bleeding or not. There was a 5 second delay from me getting the stick from a person and putting it onto my bites. Please help, I'm really anxious about this.
I was at the tailor shop when I got pricked by a needle. These pins are re-used and therefore not thrown away.Am i at risk of getting hiv/aids.
Long story short i just want to know if hiv infected semen got into a cut on my finger, will i get hiv?
This might be a strange question but scenario that has happened to me is something unusual. I was at a saloon and was getting my beard shaved, razor was new but it did cut me. later the barber used some stone (its called spathika stone ) to wipe my blood off saying this stone works as antiseptic. I didnt realise what he was doing at that time. I am worried now because the same stone might be used for others too. are there any chances of transferring HIV virus this way? stone wasnt kept in a moist environment. do reply, thank you.