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touched guy dicks with my ripped calluses and it shoots blood, does that mean If he have hiv I got it?

Question: 

english is not my first language so please understand that. I am a guy in early 20s from Turkey. I work at turkish bath where I clean people bodies. sometimes for extra tip I'll give the foreign clients a handjob while I give them the turkish bath.
couple of months ago, this nice gentlemen gave me huge tip before I did and ask me to give him handjob and moments later there was blood coming out of his penis and I touched it with my hand. I have ripped or torn calluses in my palms due to workout. those calluses didn't have blood out of them at all but it is just hard skin. the guy apologize and told me he is clean and not to worry. he gave me huge tip..
I am afraid to do hiv blood test because in our small town those who do it will be known as secretly gay and I am really scared to do it. I asked one of the doctors that I visited in another city and he said not to worry about it at all because the chance of transmitting anything is 0
is he right?

Answer: 

HI there, thanks for contacting us with your questions, we're happy to help!

I'm happy to let you know that the situation you describe is No Risk for HIV transmission. There are two reasons for this.

1) In order for HIV to establish an infection, there needs to be direct access to the bloodstream. In order for a cut or wound to provide this direct access, it has to be severe, such as one that's gushing blood, or requires immediate medical attention such as stitches. Callouses, blisters, cuts, scrapes, etc are not sufficient to provide this direct access to the blood stream, and thus eliminate any risk of HIV transmission in this manner.

2) HIV is a delicate virus that cannot survive exposure to the outside environment (outside of the body) This means that as soon as the blood reached the air or the water before it touched your hand, any virus would have become inactivated and damaged, and be unable to be passed on.

Your doctor was correct, there was no risk of HIV transmission in this manner, so there's no need to worry or test for this specific instance.

I hope this helped! For more information about how HIV is transmitted, please visit http://www.avert.org/hiv-transmission-prevention

Sincerely,

Christina

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