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HIV in 37 degree celcious !

Dear Volunteer of Aidsvancouver,

First of all thank you you guys so much for educating people. I am now facing with a very concern problem that I cannot stop thinking.

I already read the article that HIV virus cannot stay outside human, but the article also said that the optimum temperature for HIV virus is 37celcious.

I went to the country of hot weather which is approximately 37degree celcious when I check the weather from my phone. I went there to do the bycicle trial ( one kind of sport). Before I had a ride, i went to the toilet and I feel some fluid touched my vagina when I sat on the toilet seat (maybe blood), but at that time I didn’t think too much because I knew that people cannot get HIV infected by using public restroom. But after the toilet, I went on biking and had an accident on my vagina due to the unsmooth road and my vagina hit with the bicycle. After the biking I hurt my vagina when peeing and at the time I realized that before the bike my vagina touched with some fluid in the toilet seat before! I am now concern because the country I went had 37 degree celcious, so I worried that when the last person used the toilet and there fluid still on the surface and the virus will still alive due to the optimum temperature. And also I have an accident while biking the fluid can easily access to that wound on my vagina.

Due to the situation, do I need to concern on anything? Do I had risk with this situation?

And I want to know that if HIV virus gonna be inactive if it come out the human and face with oxygen but in hot country which approximately 37 celcious? Can we use the same rule with cold country?

Sorry for my poor English

Best regards,

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I recently had sex with unknown HIV status. We used condom during the course but when he pulled his penis after ejaculation the condom slipped. I pulled the condom inside my anal since the base of the condom is somewhat near the opening of my anus. I inspected the condom and found his sperm/semen inside before I throw it. I'm not sure if there's breakage since I haven't notice leaking. Am I at serious risk?

Eating Dirty Food with Bloody Throat

So I have a sore throat, and have coughed up phlegm with strings of blood in it - so I'm just assuming that my throat is inflamed and has is bleeding slightly.

I touched blood with my hands, and then proceeded to grab food and eat it without washing them.

Are there any risk involved with that?

And also, is it possible to get HIV through a burn?

Do I have any risk of HIV from the situation below??

I went for a massage today. There I fingered the lady during the massage and she also put her finger on her clitoris. Then she used that hand without cleaning it to put the condom on me. Is there any risk of HIV from that. I have noticed afterward that my fingers have some dry skin. I have also cleaned a penis with a wipe with the same hand. I have just taken a protected oral. Am I at risk?????

HIV from Rubbing Alcohol

As a germaphobe, I often find myself using rubbing alcohol to clean and sanitize things. Earlier this week, I was off put by using a public bathroom. When I arrived at my place of work, I found a bottle of rubbing alcohol with a little left, and proceeded to use it on my thighs and genital area. However, after the fact, I realized that this bottle could have been here for an unknown amount of time, and could be contagious with anything. Should I be concerned.

HIV Risk/Test Accuracy

I'll keep this as brief as possible. I'd love to get an answer because I am feeling pretty anxious. I'd first like to thank you all for the amazing work you do.

Here are my questions. I had unprotected sex with another male (I was the insertive partner) two-and-a-half years ago. I got a rapid blood test performed at 4 weeks. The test was 3rd generation, I believe. The result was negative. I followed up at 74 days (10 weeks and 3 days post-exposure) and received another negative. The results came back within a matter of minutes (is this normal?). Shortly after this, the local testing clinic in my area stopped providing the tests because the nurse who administered them retired. I was supposed to go for my final test at week 12/13 but never did, assuming my negative was a good sign. Was this a mistake?

Since that time, I've had protected sex with three individuals. I understand this is not a risk, but during the last encounter, the condom I was wearing rode up (but did not come completely off or break). Is this a risk? The encounter happened six months ago, and I was never tested. I'll be honest and say that what's prompting my anxiety is a recurring rash on my torso. I know symptom diagnosing is ridiculous, but anxiety isn't logical.

Could you please tell me 1) how reliable my 74-day results were and 2) if I had a risk with this other encounter? Thank you so much! Hope you all have a blessed day. :)

Hello, possible high infection

So, I am a guy and I did anal protected with a man and oral unprotected. the guy ejaculated on my chest where I hadn't any wound, I took a bit of that semen with my finger and putted on my tongue, I have to specify I hadn't any injury, wound or really small injury, or an injury who was on healing on the mouth, after the sex, that day I washedmy mouth with mouth water colagate who hadn't a strong mint taste or burn effect but it gived an mint taste on my mouth, I also did a hot shower, now is the 31` day after the contact with that guy who did hiv test in 2018 june and it was negative, he told me he hasn't and a guy told me he heard he has, I asked more person and they don't know about him, I did this sex on a vacantion on another city, this is the 32 day and I bitted my tongue strong, is there an chance it may give me hiv and the hiv survived on my tongue 32 days during my routine with washing mouth with colagte mouth water, washing my face with cold water and sometimes I cleaned my own teeths with colgate pasta who letted me with a strong mind taste in my mouth, I didn't knew about the pills anti hiv even if I heard right the second day after I had the sex with that person, to clearify in present it's the 32 day after the incident and after I bitted my tongue right after 20 mins I putted sanitary alcohol on my mouth and letted it there and now I feel my tongue is slowly burned a bit, please answer me I am worried, the knowledge is the cure for fear, and I miss the knowledge on this cause



I just came from a teeth cleaning at my dentist's.
The assistant adjusted the lamp on the chair and touched the handle.
While she was cleaning my teeth I saw foreign blood (dried?) on the handle of the lamp.
She said that she had probably overlooked it.
Could the blood have come from the handle over the gloves into my mouth and have infected me with HIV while the bloody cleaning procedure?

Shaving blind that my HIV positive friend used

On morning, I used my friend's used shaving stick for my armpits, there were no visible blood on the blade and I didn't cut my self because I didn't feel like I did. Few weeks later I got to know she's positive and have been on drugs since 2018, my mind went back to that shaving scenario and I test for HIV 1&2 negative, 47 days later I did the p24+ antibody test for HIV 1&2 and it was nonreactive, spoken with some doctors and they said I have less than 1% of being infected this way.

I have been very worried and read that the virus dies once it comes in contact with air. Please help

Hiv From Blood In Bathroom

I may have gotten blood on my hand from using a door handle in a public restroom. There was a man bleeding and I noticed that he did not wash his hands when exiting the restroom. After realizing this, I went and got some hand sanitizer and applied it to my hands. I rubbed the excess sanitizer on my arms and legs where I noticed some small pimples or perhaps a minor skin rash. Should I be concerned of a possible transmission of HIV?
Thank you for your help


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