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Plz answer blood draw gone wrong !!!!

Before my blood draw, the phlebotomist picked up a used latex glove off the ground and thru it in the garbage can and touched the can with her hands .Then she felt my vein exactly where the puncture sight was going to be. If her fingers had wet or dry blood on them from the latex glove via garbage can then she felt my vein could the needle push contaminated blood into my vein or is it literally impossible to get HIV thru a scenario like this?

Transmission in Household Settings

CDC inform about few (eight cases shown in table) HIV Transmission in Household Settings. (https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00030972.htm)

I have heard that HIV is never transmitted through casual contacts, and now I am little concerned about this information. Could you explain?

Gavin: HIV risk unprotected oral sex with sexual worker

Hi, I had unprotected oral sex with a sexual worker 3 and a half weeks ago. I had a small sore on my penis during that time which is recovering. the whole process is like 1 minute and I did not ejaculate in her mouth. She is sucking and spiting the fluid in a bin. Before the oral I washed my penis and she washed her mouth with listerine mouth wash. I had a sore throat 2 weeks after that and it last only for a few days. Now I have this feeling of a lump under my jaw which is roughly 1-2 cm i think. It is not painful but I am worrying that I might contract HIV from the unprotected oral through my penis sore. I am feeling very anxious now and I don't know what can I do. Can you please give me some advice on my risk of contracting HIV through the sore and the timing that I have to do a screening test? Thank you.

3 people saving a cat who was stuck in top of a tree

please tell me whether i was at risk of aquiring HIV in this situation or not
first of all , i ve never been engaged with any Sexual Activity the only thing i do not have is a SPLEEN which is an important part of the Immune system and that was since 23 years ago i removed it when i was 4 years old
we were 3 please outside ( the two people idk if they are HIV + or not but the street where i work is full of bad people i think), we saw a cat meowing from a top of a tree "he wasnt stuck there very high" so i asked these two random people to help me save him !
the first person climbed and caught the cat from his belly with one hand and the cat was so scared and was screaming i saw him moving his 4 legs but not sure if he scratched that person or not but most likely i can say 70% he wasnt scratched because that position of holding a cat doesnt make him scratch you that's what i think and 30% i think it scratched him but who knows !!, and then he was asking the two of us to help him descend the cat
the 2nd person was close to the first person a bit and im the one who was in the safe place but i was also close to the 2nd person ,
the first person threw the cat on the person 2 ( they were close to each other) and then immediately( in 1-2 seconds) the 2nd person held him with two hands and threw him on me , i tried to catch him too but unfortunately he scratched me(he did me 2 ro 3 superficial sctrachs they did not bleed they only hurted me) so i screamed a bit and throw the cat on floor and since im a person that fears viruses i rushed so fast to my shop and used the HYDROALCOHOLIC GEL on my both hands and rubbed them so fast and i felt my hand hurting after using that GEL too ( the time btw the cat sctrachs and me using the HYDROALCOHOLIC GEL was like 1 to 1.5 minutes )
and then i started panicing the day after. i was deliberately coughing all the time coughing and coughing deliberately with no reason i really dont know why i did this !!! and then after a 1 or 2 weeks i got a sore throat and and fever and headache and few sweats after i woke up from naps but did not get them in night ! i did not get the swollen lymph nodes nor the rash neither the ulcers in the mouth ..i visited the doctor and he said maybe because you were deliberately coughing because throat muscles can be affected this way too and since the weather was a bit cold you encountered this ...but this doesnt mean we exclude the fact that i encountered a cat scratchs !
here are my questions please answer them all :
1-please tell me if i was at risk or no
2-lets assume that the cat really scratched the two people and then immediately sctrached me..will the HYDROALCOHOLIC GEL kill off all HIV that got in my small cuts after using it in 1-1.3 minutes ( i could have asked them if they got scratchs too ! but from fearness i didnt have the time to.. because i rushed so fast to my shop ) please asnwer me !!

Hangnail exposed to HIV blood

I had a hangnail that may gotten a few drops of blood from an HIV person when he held my hands for about a minutes. Am I at risk? Do I need testing?

Condom effectivness

Hello I am 32 year unmarried male .I want to be in sexual relatiinship .But i have fear and anxitey about sex.I heard that using condom also do not protect 100 % from HIV infection .I want to ask that if condom use correctly and consitently every time and if it dose not break or slip then using condom can protect from HIV ???


I had unprotected INSERTIVE oral sex with a prostitute. The following day i went to the Clinic and i was given PEP. Then i looked for the prostitute the day after starting PEP and took her for HIV 1/2 (Duo) serum test, Syphilis test, HBsAg and AntiHCV (rapid) which all came back Non reactive. I went back to the doctor after the results and he told me since the results were negative i should stop PEP and move on. so i stopped PEP on my 5th day. But am sick and worried of the fact that she might have been in her window period. Though she assured me that she is not sick because every 3 months she goes for check up and practices safe sex. The only time she does not use the condom is during oral sex.

Am i at Risk of contracting HIV from receiving unprotected oral sex on my penis? Was i wrong to stop PEP? Was the doctor right to ask me to stop PEP? and have read somewhere were it says insertive oral sex is negligible risk and no case has been documented. Am i sick.

wound on body is big and deep

Some articles on Internet say that if the wound on body is big and deep, and the bleeding is very serious, you will have chance to contract HIV when your wound is contacted by people's blood who is HIV +. Do you agree it? Is there anyone who gets HIV infection by blood contact through his or her wound on body in the world?

John (Protected Sex)

I went to a massage parlor which had a Thai therapist. We have sex with condom on but I didn’t finish (although she finished multiples times).
Condom (which was half way on the dick as the condom was little lose. She removed the condom and gave me a blow job. She cut my penis head as she was wearing braces (this I later realized). Finally she gave me an oil hand job.
Now I am scared that I may have gotten hiv as when she removed the condom the bodily fluids from sex might have been there on my penis and then she gave me a blow job with a cut on my penis. Might have exposed my penis blood stream to the virus.
Is there any chances I could get hiv from this??.
I am really worried couldn’t sleep for days

Licking a public school toilet seat

Can I catch the hiv virus from licking a toilet seat in the boys bathroom


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