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I was giving a medication with a needleless syringe through a saline lock. When I attached the syringe to the saline lock, it slipped and rubbed/scraped against my finger. It
did not cut me and I was not bleeding. I could not see any blood on the syringe or in the saline lock. If there was a small cut or a small amount of blood I couldn't see, is this a risk? Would it have to be a deep cut? Would I have to be bleeding? Again, I was not bleeding.

test after 6 weeks and 3 days

hi! i recieved a handjob (i don't know if there was blood on her hands) 8 weeks ago..i did a 4th gen test after 45 days...am i ok or should i be restested after 12 weeks? thx

hiv risk


Will you please let me know if I was exposed to an HIV risk?

I had an encounter with a lady recently. Before intimacy, I asked her if she had HIV or any other STDs. She repeated assured me that she did not have anything. For safety measure, I did not kiss her on the lips or the mouth area. In addition, we only masturbated in front of each other. However, while I was masturbating near her genial area, I felt that my legs were getting moist from her secretions. I'm unsure if any of her secretions would have been on my penis while we masturbated together. Her hand which touched her genital area did touch my penis briefly.

I am an uncircumcised male and have been very careful. I just want to make sure that this has not put me at risk that I didn't intend to be in.

Thank you

Toilet - desperate please help

I used a really dirty bathroom on a drunken night in a bar in East Asia and i just want some help easing my anxiety. I know it is extremely unlikely to catch HIV from a toilet, but i have a few questions. In a worst case scenario where i accidentally used toilet paper with fresh blood to wipe my vagina would that be a risk? Would toilet paper be considered as making contact with the inside of the vagina in this case or is it more like frottage since wiping only touches the opening at most? Also, if my gstring came into contact with blood on the toilet could the blood then infect me through the anus when i put it back on or is this again not considered inside the body? Please help.

hiv from licking a scab?

Having anxiety. My baby girl was being held by a family friend and she started sucking on his fingers. And I noticed a scab on his finger. If she happened to lick the scab and he had hiv. Could it be transmitted this way?

Wet laundry

I had to do my laundry on the floor with the osd students. Most of them have a physical handicap. One girl asked me to put her wet clothes in the dryer and I did. She had underwear and stuff so now I'm worried that what if I picked up a std or hiv from touching her wet clothes. What if I had a small cut on my hand or cuts? I keep washing my hands out of fear.


I was doing community service today by raking up leaves in the community. I was placed with this man, who didn't seem very clean (hygiene). Since it was cold he had a lot of snot coming from his nose and weird stuff from his mouth. He kept touching my hair to remove leaves that was in it without my permission. I'm too nice to actually say anything, but he kept doing it. At some point the wind blew my hair into my mouth. I'm bothered because he kept wiping his mouth and nose with his hand and touching me. Now I'm wondering if there was blood or anything else on his hands and he kept touching me. As you can tell I don't like people touching me that much.

extremely worried

I went on a field research project to a remote village in india from sep 26th to 30th sept 2013. the village was isolated , with poor hygiene, food, sanitation etc.
the small room where i was staying was makeshift and in shambles. a village worker who had cleaned the room and bathroom mistook me for a doctor and informed me had hiv and asked me for medicines. i was very scared and became paranoid. i had no physical contact with the man but he was in the room. but i used the bathroom and i also had a skin rash on my thighs. since i stayed in that room for 2 days, i was very scared that i might be at risk.
after one month, i got a general/ complete blood test done which was normal.
doctors have assured me i was not at risk but i am still very worried. pls help.

Open Sores in Mouth and Transmission Risk-Please Help


First of all thank you for your great job and sorry about my bad English. I have OCD and these days so hard to me with thinking about Hiv.

1. I want to ask a question about hiv transmission risk via open sore in mouth. One of your answers; you said; blood has to be significant amount but what is significant amount exactly? And huge open sore in mouth? Could you explain this terms exactly please ?

2. Sometimes I bit my lips or tongue and they bleed a little bir, are they risky sores ?

3. My last question is; one day i took a glass of orange juice from cashier then i saw later that his hands are bleeding. I drunk it just 20-30 seconds later when him gave me. If some blood was on glass and I have little open sores in my mouth, is this a risk ? If it is, is it negligible or high ?

Please don't deny, I need help....

Scratch and Open cut

Hi, I fell down and got one of my hand full of scratches and open cut. In order for my wound/cut/scratch to heal i left it open, however when I use public wash basin or toilet there are times the water splashes on to my wound/scratch/cut from the public wash basin or toilet.

And also every time i wash my hand there was a bleeding and at the same time the water splashes from wash basin or toilet on the bleeding hand.

Based on the above situation, what if the wash basin or the toilet has any hiv infected blood or body fluids and when I am washing or using toilet the water splashes with that infected blood or body fluids to my fresh wound/scratch/cut, do I get infected with HIV or hepatitis? and I know open cut provides passage for virus to enter to your blood stream or body.

And also do I need to get tested for HIV or hepatitis based on this situation?
Please clarify on this. Thank you!!


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