Hello and thank you for reading my question.
Before arriving to a house party, I popped a pimple on my finger just below the nail and it pussed and bleed a little. Shortly after arriving to the party I was subconsciously scratching at it with another finger on the same hand and went to the restroom without thinking. After finishing, I lowered the toilet seat and the pimple (may have been actively bleeding) came into contact with a fluid on the toilet seat. (I believe it was probably urine left from someone shortly before me but it could have been semen or really anything...I know it wasn't blood though) The hole to the pimple was maybe 2-3 mm wide.
What are the risks from acquiring HIV from this situation? Or Hep C, or anything? Am I just making a mountain out of a mole hill? Please help!!
I have a few theoritical questions about HIV blood transmission.
1. You probably know the common practice of high-school blood oaths, where a grop of people cut their palms or their wrist arteries with a razor and then perform contact or handshake with deep wounds. My question is - In this situation will PEP will needed (and testing respectively)
2. A person decides to donate blood and it happens to be in his/hers WINDOW PEROD. Is there a possibility the medical staff not to detect the virus and then to be transmitted to other people?
3. As a final of my inquiery I would like to ask you about the famous myth "synergy filled with hiv blood". For how long it is possible the virus in the blood to survive there.
Thanks in advance fo your help and answers
Thanks in advance for the answers
Hello helpline aidsvancouver! yesterday i pricked my finger by clean lancet for diabet testing. it was bleeding. after that i touched surface with bloody finger. if there was some body fluids on the surface, is there any risk to get hiv?
Today I was received a hi five and as it happened the person slipped and touched my bleeding sore am I at risk of hiv or infection please help
I had a brief kissing incident in December where my lower lip was slightly bitten by the girl. I wrote to this helpline and my exposure was deemed no risk. I also consulted a doctor who told me that there was no risk as I was only exposed to saliva and not blood. I am very sure there was no blood in her mouth (I pray there wasn't). I am now worried as the girl was having symptoms consistent with ARS at the time of the kiss.
1. Is saliva an infectious body fluid if a person is undergoing ARS? Because I have read that the viral load at this point is at its peak but does that apply to blood and not to saliva?
2. What about if the saliva of an infected person gets into a small cut is that a risk?
Thank you for your help
I just wanted to thank you guys for the awesome work you guys are doing around the world, helping people such as myself. I had a question. I had a kissing incident with a little biting last year, and I'm sure there was no blood involved. I went to a doctor who didn't advise PEP. The girl that I kissed was having symptoms consistent with ARS. I don't know if she was positive or not but all the sources I have read like avert.org, CDC say that saliva is not implicated in the transmission of HIV. However, I also read that when a person is having ARS during the acute stage, viral load is at it's peak.
1. Does this apply to the viral load in blood or saliva as well?
2. Is saliva infectious when a person is having ARS symptoms or it is never infectious regardless?
Please help me I have been losing some sleep over this incident
I had a protected sex with a CSW whom I think to be hiv positive,First she gave me unprotected oral sex just for a half minunte and then we had a protected vaginal sex.My major concern is about the cut that was made two hours before the intercourse while shaving at the base of the penis.I think that during sex condom had not covered this cut and it might came in contact with vaginal fluids which might have caused transmission.
My question is that is hiv transmission possible through this cut which is not bleeding at a time of sex???
I got high fever and extreme fatigue on the second day of sex which remained for one and half week which was not treated even on taking antibiotics every day.After fever was cured I developed white tongue and mouth ulcers which is still present in third week.I am really stressed and anxious after that incident as it was my first time to do such thing.
I had sexual intercourse with sex worker which I think might be HIV positive, We had vaginal intercourse with condom but my concern is that I had made cut on the base of the penis just one and half hour before the sex which bled for half a minute and then stopped bleeding.During the vaginal intercourse this cut was not covered by the condom and was exposed to the vaginal fluid.
What is the risk of transmission through this non bleeding cut???
Symptoms that I am experiencing are:
On the second day of the sex I had a high fever along with slight headache and chronic fatigue which lasted for one and half week. On the beginning of the second week I am suffering from white tongue and slight sore throat along with mouth ulcers but no other symptoms except tiredness.I am feeling thirsty more than usual and moreover I wake up at night to drink water due to thirst.I am feeling really stressed and anxious.
Do my symptom are related to HIV.
hello , i recently when to Barbershop . he did apply some wax to remove unwanted hair on my face. after removing hairs from my face , there was minor bleeding from hair follicle pores.
the barber applied big Ice cube on it to stop inflamation and to prevents reddenning . But what if he used the Ice on the previous client and what if there was blood from previous customer or any kinda infection from previous customer . i am so worried and i have so much anxiety , i can not even focus . i am so stress . Can Hiv survive on Ice cube . They keep Ice in a Ice box .
I had a protected sex with a sex worker whom I think to be hiv positive, I have used the condom but there was small cut at the base of the penis which was made two hours before while shaving which was bleeding at a time when it was made, and stopped within a few seconds. Although I have used the condom but I think It did not covered the cut which might have exposed to the vaginal fluids.Cut was made two hours ago and is not bleeding.After second day of sex I had a high fever with chronic fatigue which lasted less than two weeks than after two weeks I am suffering from white coated tongue with ulcers in mouth but no fever, I think my lymph node had started swelling and will get enlarged by the end of the week.
What is my risk of contracting hiv through small non bleeding cut which has been exposed to vaginal fluids.