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Hiv from money eating

Can you get Hiv from eating after touching money if you forget to wash your hands please tell

touching surface with bloody finger

Hello helpline aidsvancouver! yesterday i pricked my finger by clean lancet for diabet testing. it was bleeding. after that i touched surface with bloody finger. if there was some body fluids on the surface, is there any risk to get hiv?

best regards

Hiv touched sore

Today I was received a hi five and as it happened the person slipped and touched my bleeding sore am I at risk of hiv or infection please help

Should I be worried, I am feeling very anxious.

Hi there,
Thank you all so much for all that you do!

I am feeling extremely anxious. I have a relative that my mom sees sometimes, I'm not very close with them so I don't. He is HIV positive and I can't help but worry for my mom every time she is around him. I know that she obviously won't be having intercourse with him (as they are family) and they both are not drug users - so that is out of the question. However, I keep scaring myself with hypothetical situations that she will somehow become infected through casually hanging out occasionally. I have a baby and now I am scaring myself that she may have HIV, which will in turn give it to my baby (her grandson). Please help, is there any way that mom can get HIV from casually being around her family member and then pass it on to my baby? What if he had a cute that was bleeding and my mom had a cut or scratch.

Thank you so much in advance for your help.

answer the points , i am waiting please

i went for a blood test , at a registered medical lab the lab in Yangon Myanmar , the lab is super clean , the nurse covered her hand with gloves ,placed tissue on my arm and over tissue she adjusted a tight strip to make vein visible, then cleaned my arm area with alcohol patch for drawing the blood, and she used multi sample collection needle , (venipuncture ), vacutainer needle ,
till here everything was fine or is fine
the issue is i did not see or i did not noticed that the multi sample collection needle was sealed or not , as she picked it from a basket full of multi sample collection needles may be 20 or 30 ,( black coloured with white seal on all of them ) after the blood was drawn she immediately threw it in dustbin , i am now being paranoid

1.as if she has used a old one ,
2.or someone has touched the needle and then covered it again ,
3. can i get hiv or hepatitis or any other infection ,
4.please tell that if a needle cap once opened cannot be put back
5. what is the possibility that someone can get infected this way as the blood was being drawn out not injected
6. what if it was touched by someone
7. can it be re used ,
8. Sharing link showing exact picture of needles not the brand ( https://www.medline.com/product/Multi-Sample-Blood-Collection-Needles-by...)
9. is hiv test required

I am in doubt , can a health worker do this , or how safe are these multi sample collection needles are , can there cap opened once cant be put back or what are the chances it was old or someone has just touched it and pack it back , my fault is i didn't noticed its seal but now i am being paranoid , how stupid i can be

more ever i went again to that Lab, to see again , they are super clean , place needles in a basket all were sealed and they throw immediately after use as she threw mine after my test , but i am being paranoid thinking only about it , and no one is answering my query also , please help

sir please reply


Dear Team,

I had a brief kissing incident in December where my lower lip was slightly bitten by the girl. I wrote to this helpline and my exposure was deemed no risk. I also consulted a doctor who told me that there was no risk as I was only exposed to saliva and not blood. I am very sure there was no blood in her mouth (I pray there wasn't). I am now worried as the girl was having symptoms consistent with ARS at the time of the kiss.

1. Is saliva an infectious body fluid if a person is undergoing ARS? Because I have read that the viral load at this point is at its peak but does that apply to blood and not to saliva?

2. What about if the saliva of an infected person gets into a small cut is that a risk?

Thank you for your help

hiv from spray

Please get emergency help.
I go to the toilet and have a habit of using a spray on the anus. If there is blood on the spray holes, I risk hiv infection
Many thanks

I'm losing sleep

Dear Team,

I just wanted to thank you guys for the awesome work you guys are doing around the world, helping people such as myself. I had a question. I had a kissing incident with a little biting last year, and I'm sure there was no blood involved. I went to a doctor who didn't advise PEP. The girl that I kissed was having symptoms consistent with ARS. I don't know if she was positive or not but all the sources I have read like avert.org, CDC say that saliva is not implicated in the transmission of HIV. However, I also read that when a person is having ARS during the acute stage, viral load is at it's peak.

1. Does this apply to the viral load in blood or saliva as well?
2. Is saliva infectious when a person is having ARS symptoms or it is never infectious regardless?

Please help me I have been losing some sleep over this incident

Yours sincerely,


False positive or not

Thank you for your services.I have been working as a doctor in Germany for two months. During my pre-hospital screening test, my blood test was positive for HIV. Nine years ago, I had a similar incident in India where a screening test was positive. My doctor advised me to do a Western blot, P24 antigen and DNA PCR test, all of which were negative. I did not have any exposure.One year later, I got married and was tested every two years and was always negative. I gave birth to a healthy boy two years ago. The regular maternity checks for HIV were also negative. I am only sexually active with my husband. Is there a chance that this current test in Germany could be a false positive? How accurate are these tests in Germany for occupational medicine examination. What do I have to do now? Why would such an incident happen to me twice? I would really appreciate a feedback.

HIV Transmission possibility; very concerned, please help.

Hi, thanks for the work you do in helping people from all over the world.

I've found myself in a situation where I thought I might be at risk of contracting HIV, and since that, everything scares me. I can't have a normal day without the fear of contracting HIV.

If I have got some bodily fluid containing HIV on my hand, and go to the bathroom to thoroughly wash my penis and anus with that same hand that has HIV bodily fluid on it, am I at risk of contracting HIV? I've seen your HIV Transmission Equation, and that doesn't make me feel any better because, you're still putting the HIV bodily fluid in and/or on your penis/anus.
Also, can I contract HIV if I have a bodily fluid containing HIV on my hand and I go to the toilet and touch my penis and/or anus while wiping?
Another thing that scares me, and is getting in the way of basic daily functions is using soap. I use a liquid shower soap when I clean myself. Is it possible for HIV to survive in liquid shower soap and then contract the HIV that was in the very same liquid shower soap?

Please help. I don't want to leave the house or interact with people because I'm so scared.


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