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Dirty bathroom water / bandage exposure

Hi AIDS Vancouver,

I have a question about a couple of potential exposures that I had recently that I was wondering whether or not I should be concerned about.

The first exposure involves dirty bathroom water - If dirty water from a bathroom floor (generic brown dirty) splashes onto my genital area, is there risk of transmission of HIV? There would have only been a few drop's worth that splashed onto the naked genital area, but it's worth noting that I had both irritation and acne around my anus and penis. What's the degree of risk associated with this kind of exposure?

The second exposure involves a person with a fairly fresh bandage on their finger hugging / patting me while I'm holding a shirt I was about to put on. If this individual's bandage came into contact with the inside of my shirt, which I then put on almost immediately afterwards, is there any risk of transmission? I don't recall seeing visible blood, but if the part of my shirt that he touched rubbed across my face, is there risk of transmission?

Thank you for any help and information you can provide.

Necktie and hiv

Can I get hiv from neckties I'm asking this because I was sharing a tie and it touched my private part am I at risk of hiv or hepatitis

risk of transmission?

I just got tested for HIV in a HIV specific lab. now im worry if there is a risk of transmission since only HIV+ people get tested there. should I start PEP?
she used new syringe and latex cloves, but she touched and tied the armband (while latex was worn) before wiping my skin with a piece of cotton and alcohol (possibly)
thank you

Do I need a further Test?

I had a encounter of mutual masturbation, where I fingered the lady and then masturbated self with Vaginal Fluid on my fingers and that fluid may have came in contact with my Penis.

I had SERUM HIV(I & II)AG/AB( Combo) Test with Method : Chemiluminescent Immunoassay on day 15th and Day 29th and both the results are as under:

15th Day: 0.24 S/Co : Non Reactive
29th Day: 0.11 S/Co : Non Reactive

1. Can I Conclude that I am not infected on the basis of the Test results?
2. Is the above mentioned test 4th generation?
3. If I need to take the same test for a conclusive result, when should I take it again?

Thanks in advance for your knowledge sharing and support.

Blood in my fried chicken. Help me please

Please help me with my concerns.

Im so stress because yesterday me and my wife bought a fried chicken, when we are already eating the chicken i notice some small blood in my chicken (neck part). I remember about deseases or viruses that human can get in bloods, like HIV. Im scared if i can get HIV from the blood of a chicken. What if the chicken is infected with hiv i know this sounds "funny" because i have some cuts in my lips due to cold weather. But as i remember when we buy the friend chicken it is deep fried in the pan, i saw it.. So please heres my questions.

My questions our:
*can chicken transmit hiv? Or be a carrier?
*do hiv survive in cooking like deep frie food?
*why does chicken can or cannot be infected by hiv? Is there any study about why chicken cannot carry this virus? Even if someone
intentionaly inject hiv blood in chicken?
*do i need test?

Note: sorry for my poor english, i hope you understand my situation. Thank you so much. I hope you can help my with my questions.

herpes in contact with blood

hello. I was eating restaurant food, and in the middle of my food I saw something blood-like on the chopped cheese on my plate. I could whip it with napkin from the cheese and it was all red. I am quite afraid the guy who chopped it could cut himself while chopping and it just fell in my food. I have herpes on my lips at the moment and it is not healed and it is on the part which just comes to contact with food all the time and I cant avoid it. the cheese was on the top and so the blood was not cooked / heated, I ate the food five minutes from the time when I picked it up from the waitress. I dont know if it is considered on air, if is was also mixed inside the sauce, and I ate some pieces before I realized it might be blood on it. Am I at risk? Would hiv die in this situation prior to the time I ate it? Thanks a lot for your help!!


Hi. I've been going through hell recently, torturing myself. The situation happened at work. There was semen in soy milk I took from the fridge. I suspect one of the cleaners did it. I am terrified. I drank the milk with my coffee. The soy milk is a closed, sealed container that kept in the fridge might keep the virus alive, right? Also, I'm taking PPIs (I suffer from acid reflux) , so do not have stomach acid in my stomach. Please tell me if the situation posed me at any risk?

cum in contact with skin

so about a month ago i hooked up with another guy. we mainly just kissed, and his penis was in my mouth but there was no cum that i recall that i had in my mouth. when he cummed it got on the skin on my leg, but i saw no cuts on any kind on it. my question is this a risk at all with cum on the skin with cuts?

Sharing clothing

Hiv from sharing clothing straight after someone for photo shoot

Scared for my baby

Hi there,

Thank you so much for this service. I have a relative that is HIV positive and I was recently with him. As he was saying goodbye, he touched my babies hand for a brief few seconds. Afterwards, I realized that my baby had a hangnail. I didn't see any bodily fluids on his hands but if by any chance my relative had a bodily fluid on his hands and then touched my baby is there a any chance that my baby could become infected? I am worried sick! My baby also recently had an ear infection, now every little thing I am worried is HIV. Thank you so much in advance for any possible insight.


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