Okay so I was walking my dog last night and there was some rocks on the ground, so i moved them rapidly with my feet and one of them actually scratched my big toe, at first i didnt feel anything but after it bled and then i noticed that the superficial skin was scratched by the rock which makes sense why it bled, but i dont know if its me or if im worrying too excessively and I started wondering IF there were a needle that i didn't see, could I get infected if there was a needle that JUST ONLY touched the superficial scratch? otherwise IF it injected me, meaning going inside my toe I would of felt it or even if it poke me, right? I honestly dont want to die please help, should I take PEP? who should PEP? Another question, can stress and anxiety cause dry coughing or other health problems like those?
a few months ago, i visited an aids orphanage in an underdeveloped country. i have a lot of hang nails on my fingers and some times they bleed. i made sure the day i went, though, that i had no seriously big open wounds. i touched the hands of some of the children and one of them had saliva on his hand. could that transmit hiv? could any possible minimal contact with the blood of one of the kids be enough to infect?
Today I was walking barefoot when suddenly a man spitted and his saliva entered an open wound on my leg, can I get hiv?
Thank you but again are you suggesting testing on this washroom incident ?
Or your saying everyone even with no risk should get tested.
You answered Washroom question just recently and stated no risk but you wrote the following:
Going forward, if facilities are not up to cleanliness standard, call a room attendant. While you will not be exposed to HIV from this situation, please consider testing for all sexually transmittediinfections, including HIV.
Why are you suggesting I consider testing for all transmitted infections including HIV if this was no risk? Can you please expand and/or reassure I was not at risk ?
Just confused why you say no risk but then suggest testing?
I went to a massage parlour and got a handjob. The lady had cold and cleaned her nasal secretions (snot) a couple of times and could have had some of it on her hand before she gave me a handjob? she cleaned me with a warm water towel after it. If she was infected….
Can her nasal secretions (snot) spread HIV if there are some minor abrasions on the skin of my penis? I checked her hand and it didn’t have any cut or wound on it. She didn’t touch my pee hole
Can the towel if used earlier on some HIV infected person spread the virus through these cuts? I had touched her bare nipples and after 2-3minutes used the same hand o clean my penis with liquid soap. Can this spread HIV?
Please answer soon!
So maybe a stupid question. But I checked into a hotel room
I touched the toilet rim with my index finger to wipe away a blob of fluid before I sat on seat
I then within a few seconds with the same index finger scratched inside my bum hole not outside but a little inside as it was itchy. There is potentiall of having some of that blob fluid go in my bum.
I am worried what if the blob was semen from someone who just checked out of the hotel room that I just checked into and now I put semen into my bum hole
Is this a risk or would assuming it was an HIV fluid the HIV in the fluid blob would have already been dead?
Does HiV die quickly?
I shouldn't have touched the blob
Again I know there are a lot of what ifs but if all are assumed, what is my risk and why?
I was wondering if you can help me . I was dealing with a patient who had a diabetic ulcer in the foot and it had a bandage but the bandage was wet and his ulcer was oozing blood too . I was doing his X-ray and he had to put his foot on the plate and I did this twice. Once I finished positioning the patient I then wiped the cassettes before processing them with alchohol wipes and whilst doing this I felt some dust like particles fly into my left nostril I know it sounds wierd and I had a small cut on the beggining of my nostril . The dust or fluff could've been from the socks he was wearing I'm not sure . I did put a tissue into my nose and noticed some very very small red fluff I know it's sounds crazy. Is there a risk here of HIV and I don't know if the dust or fluff touched my cut . His sock could've been wet too as well. Please advice or am I just being paranoid .
Hello, I am completely terrified of a situation that happened this morning. I live in a traditional dorm and shower in a communal bathroom. I do have acne but after I got out of he shower and went to my room I noticed blood on the side of my forehead. I do have bad acne and I squeezed one that was in the direction f the blood and blood did come out but that can be just because I squeezed it. So I couldn't tell if maybe it's my own blood or somebody else's blood. Maybe the blood was on one on the shower curtains and as I was leaving my head brushed past them. I can't concentrate on anything because I'm afraid for my life. If it was somebody else's blood what is my risk of hiv or hepatitis? I also afraid that I it was another persons blood that it got into my bloodstream by passing through my terrible acne.
Hello. I got into an argument with a HIV positive transvestite (i volunteer at a HIV homeless shelter). She ended up pushing me away. However when she pushed me, she scratched my hand. I didn't see any blood around my hand or any cuts (hand looks normal) but I did feel a little pinch when she scratched me. I am now afraid of contracting HIV. Am I at Risk and what should i do?
Sidenote: I am also freaking out if they had some sort of object they stabbed me with it. I didn't feel anything anywhere else in my body nor did I see anything on their hands