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Could i possibly get infected with hiv from touching mouth wihtout washing hand after touching inanimate objects while having a sore throat. i was not sure if there is any blood on my hand made contact to any open cut in my mouth. I assume i dont have open cut in my mouth but i do have throat infection.



Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about acquiring HIV from touching inanimate objects and your mouth without washing your hands. From the information given, this scenario is determined to be No risk (transmission of HIV is not possible in the given scenario). The scenario mentioned above does/does not meet the three components of the transmission equation. It does not satisfy the equation because "HIV does not survive long outside the human body (such as on surfaces), and it cannot reproduce outside a human host" CDC.

Recommendation: No need for HIV test with the scenario provided, refer to a physician for other health related questions

Regards, AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Ashley