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hiv bare hands piercing

Hi... yesterday I had a non sexual activity which is making me worry about hiv. I went to have my scrotum pierced with a friend helping me. He pierced my scrotum with sterile equipment, but before it he rubbed my balls with bare hands and didn't swab them after. I asked him if before it he was masturbating and he said no, but what if he lied? I think.. what if he was jerking and then touched my testicles with bare hands and then he pierced my scotum... could this lead hiv to my bloodstream?

Toilet seat

This is a really stupid question. I acknowledge that. Just trying to put my mind at ease and also find out the risk of exposure. I was in a hurry yesterday morning at a bagel shop. Long story short I accidently touched my tampon applicator on a public toilet seat while using the restroom. Was in hurry and not paying attention and inserted it. I realized what I did 2 seconds later and took it out and replaced it with a new one. Went home and cleaned as best as I could. I have been using pads since to decrease risk of TSS. What is risk of contracting HIV or hep C? There was no visible blood, but it also wasn't the cleanest restroom I have ever seen. What is risk of exposure and should PEP be started? Thank you.

HIV on Peanut Butter Spread

I just bought a Nutella from the supermarket. But I noticed when I opened it, it wasn't sealed completely. But the oil is on top and looks untouched. So I mixed it and ate it with bread. My worry is that someone might have dripped blood into the nutella and me causing to have hiv. Please help.

Hiv scared

Can i get Hiv from a handjob by gay ?

Small cut in contact with pipe and clothes


This morning I got a small cut on my thumb, approx 1-2cm. Then later in the evening, about 12 hours later, I came into contact with the clothing and a pipe of a person who has HIV. The pipe was a small glass pipe. This pipe was not being used by the person or I at the time, and I did not use the pipe, though I'm certain the person has used the pipe before. I merely may have touched it for a split second, I honestly don't even recall if I touched it with my bare hand, but I may have. I also handled some of the person's clothing and bedding that had been sitting on the ground for a while. I handled these items prior to my knowledge of the HIV status of the person. Is there any chance I may have contracted HIV? Thanks

kiss and lapdancing may cause hiv transmit?

hi dr
i had lap dancing with a girl and ofcoursr i was wearning under wear and panties but my pre cum wet got out of it . and she kissed my closed lips with her closed lips but i felt its salvia wet on my lips.
please let me know . is there anu risk of hiv transmit in this case

put a band-aid on a cut.

My friend cut his finger and asked me to put a band-aid on his cut. when I was putting band-aid on the cut I touched blood stain on the band-aid. I had no cuts or cracks on my fingers. Am I at the risk?

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Hiv from shaving

I was at a barbers shop for a shave and haircut and noticed i was bleeding from one of my bumps beneath my jaw. When i asked if the hair clipper had been sterilized the barber said no because he had run out of the alcohol spray. This was a very busy day for the barber and there lots of people who had been shaved and had a haircut before me. This happened in Nigeria. Please do i need to commence PEP? Thank you for your help.

HIV infection in healthcare setup

I had went to lab for blood test 7 months ago. After drawing the blood lab assistant put a pre used cotton ball on my elbow from where blood is spilling out. The cotton he used contains blood from the person who might has visited earlier. I know the cotton contains blood because I noticed red spot on it but I don't know why I have not reacted at that time.

I had a joint pain that occurs after 2 weeks of a possible exposure. I had pain in my Knee, elbow and fingers joints at regular intervals(5 to 15 minutes). My joins pains for 10-30 seconds and stops suddenly and next pain attack comes some where after 5 to 15 minutes. There was no swelling or redness in any of my joints. This pain lasts somewhere between 1 to 1.5 months. I do not experience any other symptom.

I had ignored that symptom considering various articles on internet suggesting transmission does not occur that way. But recently I come across the news that scientist has discovered that HIV can live long enough out of human body in blood and can cause infection. Which makes me concern about the indecent after 7 months. Can you please let me know am I at risk. Which test should I opt for considering 7 months has already passed to the indecent.

Blood on Cup


I had went to restaurant and ordered a drink to go, the drink was in a styrofoam cup. I started drinking about half of the drink, which is 44 ounces. I was looking at the cup and saw a dried red line on it. I had a cut in my mouth from where I had bitten my gum while eating a few days ago. If this red stuff had got in the cup or I had touched it with my straw, could I contract HIV if it was blood?


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