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I was at the gym and using a dumbbell. A reddish fluid was in it and not thinking after using dumbbell I rubbed my eye with same fingers used on dumbbell. If the fluid was hiv blood from previous user 1-2 minutes earlier is their any risk of HIV transmission into my eye?


Hi there, thanks for contacting AIDS Vancouver

HIV dies outside of the body fairly quickly after being exposed to oxygen. Your chances of contracting HIV from possible blood on a dumbbell after being exposed to air for some time is no risk.

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