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I m very concerned that will Hiv transmitted through this way ?

If my hand had a cut but right now it is already healing and forming a slightly dry scab, what if my hand accidentally come in contact with bodily fluid such as vaginal fluid or any other bodily fluid, will I still get infected?

Splash 2

Hi, I had a question on the same title "Splash" and below are the question and provided answer.

Question:
I was using public toilet (which was not so clean) for Urinating. While Urinating, the water from the toilet splashed into my mouth, as I was little drunk did not clean my mouth. What if the toilet had any body fluids or blood from the person who used immediately before me which was infected with HIV or any other STIs. Do I get infected with hiv or any other STIs by this incident and do I need to get tested for hiv or any other STIs? Thanks!

Answer:
Hello and thank you for using the AIDS Vancouver Helpline as your source of HIV-related information.

The situation of your concern (getting splashed with toilet water in your mouth at a public washroom) is zero risk in regards to HIV transmission.

One needs to have unprotected anal sex, unprotected vaginal sex or be sharing needle to pose a high possibility for HIV acquisition. There are exchanges of bodily fluids during these activities, with direct access for the virus to enter the bloodstream.

HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus and requires a human host in order to survive. The virus is very fragile once outside of the body and dies as soon as it is exposed to the air/oxygen.

HIV is harder to acquire than you think; if HIV could be transmitted that easy and from casual contacts, all of us would have been living with HIV by now.

There is no need for you to be tested from this specific situation. But if you are sexually active, we encourage people to be tested regularly for all sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV. I also encourage you to educate yourself about STIs so that you can make the best decision for yourself and your partner(s).

Hopefully your questions are answered.

Thank you for providing answer and clarification on HIV related. However i would also like to know, based on the above situation, do i get infected with any STIs apart from HIV and do I need testing for any STIs apart from HIV based on this situation? Thanks!

Injury

I was going with my friend for a dinner and while walking he fell down and got injured in his leg and was bleeding. He cleaned the blood with his hands using a paper and then we went for dinner. While eating he tasted some food from my plate with his hands and he also shared some food from his plate with his hands and I ate that food. Not sure whether there was a blood in his hands which he cleaned and also not sure about his hiv or any other STIs status.

What if he was infected with hiv or any other STIs which in turn touched my food with his hands using which he cleaned his bleeding blood before and I had my food. Is there any possibility of getting infected with hiv or any other STIs and do I need testing for hiv or any other STIs?

Drier

If you dry your clothes in a common drier, will all the hiv virus or any other STD viruses/Bacteria's gets killed if present in those clothes?

Splash

I was using public toilet (which was not so clean) for Urinating. While Urinating, the water from the toilet splashed into my mouth, as I was little drunk did not clean my mouth. What if the toilet had any body fluids or blood from the person who used immediately before me which was infected with hiv or any other STIs. Do I get infected with hiv or any other STIs by this incident and do I need to get tested for hiv or any other STIs? Thanks!

HIV IN DRINK 6

Please ignore 4 and 5
My question concerns the following: Tina wrote:
The only 2 ways of HIV transmission are:
1. Having unprotected vaginal or anal sex
2. Injecting with shared needles

Others routes of transmission are either in theory or low-risk, or does not even transmit HIV at all.

My question is then as I am confused, is blood in drink, seconds later into ,my mouth, with ,micro cuts, is it NO RISK, or is it theoretical or low. The comment of other routes are either in theory or low risk has confused me. Just want to confirm, that blood in drink, seconds after it went into drink, into my mouth with micro cuts, is NO RISK

HIV in drink 4

Ok so 100% no risk for any of the mentioned fluids below, including blood if it got into a drink then into mouth with micro cuts Correct? Last time I ask a question on this topic following your answer

Question:
Sorry for being a pain. I know you say the below in your answer is no risk. But I am looking for one final answer to confirm. When you say bodily fluids what do those include? And the bodily fluids includes even blood? And lastly, even if we had micro cuts in mouth?

After these three answers are answered in detail I promise no HIV in drink 4. Lol
Here is the previous Q&A

Question:
Hi. Your answer

The situation you have described poses no risk for the transmission of HIV and you cannot get HIV from drinking or eating anything contaminated with bodily fluids that may contain HIV.

In health,
Erin

Eric what I am trying to confirm is that when you say contaminated bodily fluids that may contain HIV in drinks or food have zero risk for transmission of HIV that these bodily fluids include blood in the drink? That's all I am losing to clarify. So if blood in drink zero risk correct?

Answer:
Hello there,

Sorry for the confusion.
As Erin described, there is no risk to acquire HIV by ingesting food or drinking.

One needs to have unprotected anal sex, unprotected vaginal sex or share needles to pose a possibility to transmit HIV. There are exchanges of bodily fluids during these activities, with the direct access for the virus to enter to the bloodstream. Eating food or drinking something do not involve direct exchange of bodily fluids nor direct access for the virus to enter to the bloodstream. There is an enzyme in saliva inhibiting the virus to enter to the bloodstream as well as the acidic environment will kill the virus.

Answer:
Hello again,

The body fluids that contain a high level of HIV are:
- Blood
- Semen and pre-cum
- Vaginal fluids
- Breast milk
- Rectal (anal) mucous

Notice that HIV in those fluids cannot survive for more than a few seconds once it is exposed to the air. HIV requires a human host to survive and replicate itself. Without a host, it is a lifeless virus.

The small cuts in your mouth will not open a direct access to the bloodstream. In fact, the cuts in your mouth may only damage your epidermis, and it does not get into your dermis or even your bloodstream. A better example of a direct pathway to the bloodstream is a deep-open cut due to stabbing (the cut is very deep and is bleeding out liters of blood).

As mentioned before, our saliva actually contains an enzyme that can inhibit HIV. Therefore, HIV is weaken by our saliva, then swallowed and killed by our stomach acid before reaching into any parts of our body.

The only 2 ways of HIV transmission are:
1. Having unprotected vaginal or anal sex
2. Injecting with shared needles

Others routes of transmission are either in theory or low-risk, or does not even transmit HIV at all.

I hope I have address your concerns. Please feel free to write us back at anytime for further assistance.

All the best,

Tina

HIV in drink 3

Sorry for being a pain. I know you say the below in your answer is no risk. But I am looking for one final answer to confirm. When you say bodily fluids what do those include? And the bodily fluids includes even blood? And lastly, even if we had micro cuts in mouth?

After these three answers are answered in detail I promise no HIV in drink 4. Lol
Here is the previous Q&A

Question:
Hi. Your answer

The situation you have described poses no risk for the transmission of HIV and you cannot get HIV from drinking or eating anything contaminated with bodily fluids that may contain HIV.

In health,
Erin

Eric what I am trying to confirm is that when you say contaminated bodily fluids that may contain HIV in drinks or food have zero risk for transmission of HIV that these bodily fluids include blood in the drink? That's all I am losing to clarify. So if blood in drink zero risk correct?

Answer:
Hello there,

Sorry for the confusion.
As Erin described, there is no risk to acquire HIV by ingesting food or drinking.

One needs to have unprotected anal sex, unprotected vaginal sex or share needles to pose a possibility to transmit HIV. There are exchanges of bodily fluids during these activities, with the direct access for the virus to enter to the bloodstream. Eating food or drinking something do not involve direct exchange of bodily fluids nor direct access for the virus to enter to the bloodstream. There is an enzyme in saliva inhibiting the virus to enter to the bloodstream as well as the acidic environment will kill the virus.

Letting someone swallow your cum

My question is whether one can get hiv from letting an infected person swallow his cum.

I am completely freaking out!

Hi, I am hoping that you can ease my fear. The incidents were as follows. I engaged in mutual masturbation with a male who I did not know. He ejaculated on my penis at the same time I was masturbating, so essentially I was using his semen as lube immediately. I understand non-insertive masturbation is not a risk, but even under this scenario? I also received oral sex from him, but I did not ejaculate. I know you say that this is a negligible risk, meaning no one has ever been confirmed has having been infected this way. So am I correct that I wouldn't need to test for receiving oral sex. The last incident was one where I also thought I was being safe, but now I am not sure. I was a sex arcade and was touching a man I didn't know. I sort of lick the side of his penis (but not the tip of his penis )for a few seconds, I did not insert his penis into my mouth (ie his head etc.) There was no semen or pre cum that I could tell. Would you consider this as non insertive oral sex? I would think that if there was any fluids on the shaft of his penis then they would have been rendered inactive from the air etc.? I am very scared that I have put myself at risk. I know you say oral sex is low risk, but given that no fluids were involved (definitely not semen and no precum from what I could tell) and I did not insert his penis in my mouth. I also didn't have any stds or sores etc in my mouth. would this still be a low risk? Are the only cases involving people with STD's in their mouth? Also I read there were only a few confirmed cases (ie 3) Is this the only basis for the low risk assessment. It seems like 3 cases out of 30 years of this epidemic would mean it is extremely extremely rare. I know you get a lot of these questions, but I am very scared and anxious that I cannot function. The more specifics you can give me as to my risk, the better. Thank you very much for your time.

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