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apple picking

I have sort of a weird question but I am really upset over this. I recently went apple picking and my hands were very dry as I forgot to put hand lotion on them and so I had some cracks on my hands that had been bleeding a bit but had stopped but the cracks were still there around near my knuckled.My issue is I was picking apples and after I was done there was a reddish/brown sediment and it looked like my hands had blood all over them that started to dry and cake on my hands. I am concerned that someone bled all over the apples I picked and the blood was on my hands and could have possible got in my open cuts because I did notice that they reddish/brown sediment was also near my knuckles. I know this seems like a weird question but I am afraid that I somehow could have got Hiv this way? Is this even possible? I was unable to wash my hands until i got home but I used a wet wipe which probably pushed the stuff into my cuts even more. I am struggling with fears of getting Hiv and seeing this stuff that resembled the look of blood on my hands freaks me out. I am walking around thinking it was Hiv contaminated blood. Please help me with this. Should I be concerned? If this was blood can you catch Hiv this way can it get on your hands from touching stuff and then get in my open/recently bleeding cracks on my knuckles or be pushed in the open/recently bleed cuts from wiping with a wet wipe?Do you think this sediment on my hands was blood?I am scared. Please let me know. Thanks,

transmission through eye

Hi i am a health worker in operating theatre.I was cleaning the tip of an equipment that run clean saline to the patient,after the use.i had a splash on my face and my eye with saline .eventhough the saline was clean , i am worried as my gloves were contaminated with the body fluid  and think that the clean saline might be contaminated before it reach my eyes.what are the chances of hiv and hep c infection in this situation

echinacea?

is it true that echinacea if using long term can suppres imune system? is that mean that hiv test is not accurate for someone who is long term user of echinacea ? is there any limitations for using something in period when hiv test is done or you can do it anytime, in other words is there any thing that can affect hiv test in any way?
 

Daily taking....

Does daily taking of any herbal supplements for more than year can affect hiv antibody test or immune response to hiv virus in any way? Is an hiv test definitive and conclusive with this circumstances, of course if it is done after window period?Thanks

Taste

Something had absolutely destroyed my sense of taste and smell. Everything either has ot taste or a foul taste. i cannot even smell a dead skunk on the road..I also have burning feet and hands and flaky dry skin. I have tested negative at a poc clinic several time with a rapid blood test after five months. Is there any way could be HIV?
 

 

HIV transmission risk through shaving brush in barber shop

First of all thank you for the incredible work your are doing. 3 days ago I went to the barber shop for shaving. I had never gone before for shaving, I saw the barber used two new blades but the shaving brush was intact and already had cream on it. After the first pass i got several cuts and visible blood and the barber reapplied more cream with the brush on the cuts so I start to worry about HIV and Hepatitis B/C because what if the previous customer left infected blood on the brush and i got in contact with the infected blood on the brush directly to my fresh cuts, is there a risk? Thank you.
 

 

Negative results after 45 days

Hello,
 
I have tested negative after a window period of 45 days. As I received the results within 15 minutes, I assume that I had a Rapid HIV test. My question is this: The laboratory employee took blood sample from a vein instead of my finger. Is this an indication that the rapid test was of latest-earlier generation thus my window period varies accordingly?
I am asking because I currently reside in Africa and even though the facility I went is of a UK charity with all the equipment in place, I still have my concerns.
 
Thank you
 
George

New tests

Is the hiv Insti rapid test the most modern and accurate test available? Could youhave a type of hiv that it would not pickup despite numerous tests outside the window period at a poc clinic?

Can I get HIV like this?

So I accidentally scratched a random guy at the park while playing basketball. I dont know how deep is scratch was but after that about 40 minutes later i picked and scratched my scab with the same nail and touched my bleeding cut with the same nail. Sorry if it sounds silly but im just really paranoid.
 

 

Precum on Anus From Anal Rubbing

I am a male, and I found out my male partner was HIV positive. He rubbed his penis with precum on and around my anus. With the precum making contact with my anus, what is the HIV transmission risk? There was no penetration. I am just really worried because he was recently diagnosed and has not started his medication yet. Do I need to be tested over this specific incident? Thanks.
 

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