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Semen touched my lips

I'hv posted to get an info about
whether I may have AIDS..
2-3 weeks back I masturbated and
the semen (a little bit) was left on
my
hand which I was unaware of,
accidentally I happened to take my
hand to my
lips(which had cracks) my lip at that
place swelled for some time and
then
was back normal. 2 weeks passed by
and I have flu like symptoms and I
fear
I may have AIDS. But in my family 3
people had caught cold and it may
be a
normal infection too. And I am not
sure whether I have AIDS.

Mixed Up

Ok, I have asked or I come to you guys with questions about HIV transmission quite regularly as I seem to have somewhat of an HIV Phobia of which I am seeking help. I recently got tested and I was non reactive and felt better, relieved.......but yesterday I was reading up through the Q & A and saw the below answer. I have always been informed that HIV cannot be transmitted by surface, object, clothes etc, yet the below Q & A is classified as low risk. I know it is only low risk, but, what has me concerned is that there is risk. My concern is that because I am quite a germ phobic, there are many times that I use my sleeve to turn door handles, door knobs, taps, flush public toilets etc, etc and many times after doing so, sometimes without probably realizing that I would use that same sleeve to wipe my nose, mouth, face or eyes whether due to an itch, something in my eye etc.............. Based on below, I am now worried, what if any of those times I came into contact with a small amount of blood, semen etc from whatever I touched with my sleeve, and then immediately within a few seconds, rubbed my eyes, nose or mouth..........because again, based on below it is being suggested as low risk? Please advise, as I would have assumed NO RISK for rubbing a clothing shirt sleeve because I formerly understood that object, clothes, and surfaces cannot transmit, but below is suggesting low risk ?

Here is the Q&A that has my anxiety rising. Please also know that no disrespect intended, just want to understand.

Question:
Hi. I broke up a fight. Some of the fighters blood went on my shirt. A minute after I separated them I wiped my nose/face with my sleeve which might have had some blood on sleeve. If HIV blood was on my long sleeve from one of the fighters and I wiped my nose/mouth/eye after 20-30 seconds with my sleeve am I at risk of HIV?
Answer:
Hi there,

Thank you for choosing AIDS Vancouver for your source of HIV/AIDS related information. It's great to see that you are taking initiative when it comes to your health and well being!

To our knowledge, the only time someone has acquired HIV from a fight was when a knife was used. In this particular circumstance, the knife was used to stab one individual, and then immediately used to stab another (facilitating a direct exchange of blood). Based on the information you have provided, it appears that you are at a low risk because blood may have entered your eye; however, you can take comfort that it is extremely unlikely that you acquired HIV. This is because HIV dies upon exposure to oxygen, and it is unlikely that the virus would have survived on your shirt and then entered your eye and accessed the bloodstream.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) all HIV testing is considered conclusive 12 weeks (or 84 days) post exposure, provided there have been no other exposures during that window period.

I hope I have addressed all of your concerns, and if you have any other questions please feel free to contact us!

All the best,

acne tool transmission

I've been thinking about something that happened in the summer for some time. I'm not sure if it took place in May, June or July. I was at my friend's house. They were using an acne tool to I guess bust acne. If that even makes sense. However, I can't recall if they used it on me since I have a lot of acne and they bleed. Now I'm worried that my one friend who was using and her mother could have possibly been bleeding and then used it on me (once again I can't really remember if they did). I also bleed a lot since I have a lot of acne. Now I'm worried. I'm mostly worried because I know for fact that this friend has unprotected sex and I doubt she has been tested and I'm not too sure about her mother. I'm not sexually active and now I'm terrified that I could have been infected.

Touch

Hi. Just got a rapid test and it was non reactive. Relief. But on the way out I pushed down on the disinfectant bottle to put gel in my hands. I used my sleeve to push on bottle to pump the gel into hands. About 30 seconds later I used that same sleeve to wipe my itchy eye. Being that at the Point of care clinic they poke the finger for blood what if another patient just before me used the same finger he was pricked with on the disinfectant pump and left some blood on it. Then I come along and pump disinfectant with my sleeve then wipe my sleeve into eye.......am I at risk? In other words 30 second blood in pump, my sleeve touches pump with blood then my sleeve touched eye.........the response to another question by someone else of fight where he was worried about blood on sleeve has me worried because you guys say low risk. But then some other answers say no risk because blood to sleeve to eye is not direct. So is blood to sleeve to eye risk? Below is the answer to another sleeve type question, this is what got me thinking about my hiv test last week. Now I am worried what if blood was in that disinfectant bottle and it went into my sleeve then eye.......

Question:
Hi. I broke up a fight. Some of the fighters blood went on my shirt. A minute after I separated them I wiped my nose/face with my sleeve which might have had some blood on sleeve. If HIV blood was on my long sleeve from one of the fighters and I wiped my nose/mouth/eye after 20-30 seconds with my sleeve am I at risk of HIV?

Answer:
Hi there,

Thank you for choosing AIDS Vancouver for your source of HIV/AIDS related information. It's great to see that you are taking initiative when it comes to your health and well being!

To our knowledge, the only time someone has acquired HIV from a fight was when a knife was used. In this particular circumstance, the knife was used to stab one individual, and then immediately used to stab another (facilitating a direct exchange of blood). Based on the information you have provided, it appears that you are at a low risk because blood may have entered your eye; however, you can take comfort that it is extremely unlikely that you acquired HIV. This is because HIV dies upon exposure to oxygen, and it is unlikely that the virus would have survived on your shirt and then entered your eye and accessed the bloodstream.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) all HIV testing is considered conclusive 12 weeks (or 84 days) post exposure, provided there have been no other exposures during that window period.

Mad Man at the Mall!

Hi,

I had an absolutely horrifying experience in the restroom of a mall i went to today. Please excuse the long message. Please please help me out cause i am really scared out of my mind and am a family man who has not had any other exposure to HIV.

Today, during a visit to the local mall i went to the washroom to wash my eyes as they were burning a bit. I thought i was alone and was rinsing my face and eyes when i suddenly felt a drop of liquid hit me on my face right at the edge of my lips. I noticed a man with his penis out and flailing it about. I believe he had come out of one of the stalls and i did not notice. I reported him to the mall authorities and they assured me appropriate action would be taken.

However, what scares me is this. I don't know what the liquid that hit me right on the edge of my lips was. It could be anything (blood, semen, urine or maybe just water) but I am worried that in all likeliness it was semen or blood. As i was rinsing my face at the time my mouth was partially open. It is very likely that some drops (2 or 3) could have fallen in to my open mouth. I rinsed my face over and over again with water and also rinsed my mouth with water. But i have read that HIV is not killed by water. I did not have any open cuts in my mouth or face.

In your opinion what is my potential transmission risk? When can i get tested to have peace of mind? Please help me as even my wife is worried sick!! :(

HIV from eczemous skin

Someone of unknown HIV status (has unprotected sex, often) and had eczema on the back of the legs sat on me. I believe I had a wound on my knee that may or may not have been slightly bleeding at the time. What are the odds of contracting HIV if the person was ifected, and their eczema was bleeding?

Thankyou.

Blood on my toothbrush!!

Hi,

Please excuse me if this question sounds silly but i would really appreciate it if you could answer my query.

My new partner (who happens to be HIV+) got a nasty cut on his finger one morning and some of the blood from his finger rubbed off on to my thumb. Absentmindedly i went about my routine and proceeded to go brush my teeth. As is my usual habit i was rinsing my toothbrush under the tap while also rubbing my thumb on the bristles of the toothbrush. Both my toothbrush and my thumb came in contact with the water from the tap. Then i proceeded to brush my teeth as usual. I realized my mistake only after it was too late. I am afraid that some of the blood from my thumb got on to the brush and did not get rinsed away by the water and went in to my mouth.

Am i at risk from this situation? Is it worth getting tested?

HIV through kissing

I'm worried about the risk of HIV through kissing.
It was a kiss with person whom HIV status is unknown for me.
I know that HIV doesn't spread through saliva, but I had a small wound on my lips.
I haven't seen any wounds on that person's lips, but I'm worried that there might have been some in their mouth (as I couldn't see what's inside).
After that kiss I soaked a paper towel in cold water and pressed it very heavily to my wound. I'm worried that it wasn't good idea to do so because in this way I could "push" some that person's saliva (potentially mixed with their blood) to the wound. After that I found a very small light red dot (a blood from my wound) on the paper towel. Seems that there wasn't any other blood on that paper towel, only mine, but I'm still afraid that it could be, but it wasn't visible because it was mixed with saliva.
I have a few questions:
1. What's the risk of being infected HIV in such situation?
2. I've read that there were a few documented cases of catching HIV through kissing. What's the amount of HIV infected blood needed to catch HIV in such situation? How big should be a wound in order for HIV infected blood to get to bloodstream?
3. Do I need to do a HIV test in the situation which I've described?

Touching and rubbing penile shaft and urethera with vaginal fluid on fingers

Dear team,

I had protected sex with csw. Immediately after pulling out (within 5 seconds), I removed the condom. Some vaginal fluid stuck to my fingers. I cleaned my penile shaft and urethra with the same fingers(barely 30 seconds after). I am not circumcised.

1. The foreskin is a mucous membrane, correct? And I have read here on this forum that HIV takes seconds to minutes to die. I touched my penis barely 15 seconds after pulling out of her vagina. I had no visible cuts on my foreskin. Dr. Bob says that there need not be a cut on a mucous membrane like the foreskin and it can directly any viruses.Was I at risk. Please take into account that it did not take minutes. All this happened within seconds when the virus may have been active. Please advise if I was at risk.

Please advise me on potential risks and whether I need to test

Hello.
I recently have had a couple encounters with CSWs. All protected vaginal and oral sex.
However some things happened during the events that got me worried about possible transmission.
1) I was masturbating and she grinded her vulva on my scrotum and half of my shaft - am worried some vaginal fluid could've come into contact with my urethra.
2) I had a small fissure in my groin and a cut on the other side of my groin that had a drop of blood when I got home to shower again - am worried that vaginal fluid came into contact with these as there was plenty of fluid on my pubis.
3) the lady used the same tissue when wiping off both of our fluids on my penis - again worried that vaginal fluid came into contact with my urethra.

I also have 2 questions I'm curious about
1) does water kill hiv in bodily fluids like semen, vaginal and blood?
2) is 50 minutes exposure to air in the same fluids enough time for the virus to die?

Thank you for answering my questions and educating me.

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