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oral contact and an eye exposure


1.) transmission through eyes.
My friend is hiv+. Her finger touched the end part of my eye ( right corner of right eye ) . I saw there was a small cut on the part of her finger which touched the corner of my eye that was bleeding about 4-5 drops. I am worried can there be hiv transmission risk if her bleeding finger ( 4-5 drops ) touch the corner of my eye. Can i assume my risk to be no risk as it just touched the corner of the eye and the blood wont have gone inside the eye. Pls advice to put my mind to rest. Has anyone been infected this way. if yes, what is the probability.?

2.) I received unprotected oral sex from a girl. After 50 days i got tested and the test came negative. I read on your forum that receptive oral is negligible risk ( virtually zero ). Can i assume 50 day ( elisa test ) as conslusive as in regards to this particular oral exposure or do you recomment testing at 84 days mark. I do not want to get tested again. Will go only if it is very necessary.

Thanks for your support.


Hello, please do not allow anyone to touch your eyes, or any other body cavity with blood or any other body fluids. Please work with your friend to keep both her and you safe. We have no evidence that HIV has ever been passed through contact with body fluids into the eyes. Please note that this is still being studied by HIV specialists.

While we do not make assumptions, the fact is that receiving oral sex from a man or a woman is considered negligible and we have no information that any person has been passed HIV from receiving a blow-job. While further testing from a negligible risk is not needed. an HIV test is not considered conclusive until 12 weeks, post risk exposure.

Please consider having routine testing for all sexually transmitted infections.