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Hello, I was walking past a homeless man today that I have seen once before and he spoke to me. As I walked past and said hello we went for a slight handshake but I don't recall feeling anything more than his fingers. As I saw his palm it looked as though he had a long cut across his palm that didn't appear to be dripping so I assume it was a scab. As I said before I do not recall touching that much of his hand but unsure. As I walked past, my fingers that made contact with his hand felt slightly wet, I was unsure if this was due to me worrying over nothing but with close inspection to my fingers there was no smell or colour so I doubt it was blood or semen if any liquid at all. I have a habit of scratching the sides of my nails and I have got parts of skin pulled off, almost like it's cracked although there is no blood that spills from them (not sure if this is considered an open cut)..

This homeless man doesn't seem completely mentally stable, I am unsure if this is due to alcohol or drugs although both are common in my area. I'm worried that I might have caught HIV through the brief encounter with this man. Any explanation of the risks would be great, maybe I'm being stupid but would rather be told that by somebody else.

Toilet bowl contact with hand/open cut

I'm a bit obsessive compulsive about this, but I was using a semi-public restroom at my office and dropped something in the toilet. Without thinking, I reached it to retrieve it, washed my hands well, and then noticed two small cuts on the same hand I reached into the toilet bowl with. They weren't actively bleeding but had been bleeding the day before, and I completely forgot about them. Washed my hands again and sanitized them, but I can't get this out of my head. Any risk of HIV transmission?

HIV risk

hi, my gf and i got tested for chlamydia and other stds, and we came out positive for chlamydia, and negative for every other std (HIV, herpes, etc).

We got treated for chlamydia and couple days later we boh came back negative for chlamydia. couple days later, she gave me a hand job that led to me getting a scab on my shaft. the next day we had unprotected sex and noticed the scab fell off and very minor cut where the scab used to be. we had unprotected sex about 4 times when my scab fell off and noticed that she was on her period for the last sexual encounter (blood while having sex on my penis from her period). We always wash up after having sex.

MY question is, is it possible to get some type of STD or HIV due to the fact i had a small cut on my penis while she was on her period while we had sex? we both tested negative for all std's including HIV, herpes, syphillis etc. We tested positive for chlamydia, but got treated and then we had sex when tests came back negative. What is my risk for HIV? or any other STD?

Hiv symptoms and how long do the intial symptom last.


Can Hiv be contracted through uretha of penis while having handjob, if the person touches the opening with semen, blood.

Open cut and sweat

I would highly appreciate your help on the matter that bothers me.

I cut my finger with cooking foil two days ago. The cut started to heal but it is still a little bit reddish on the inside with no bleeding. Today i went to the gym and there was a guy who was using the running machine before me. I didn't put any band-aid on today and touched the equipment after him.

How concerned should I be about what happened today? Thank you in advance.


Can a used lancet from a diabetic transmit HIV to me? I was working at a restaurant, and a costumer came in that was diabetic. He took out his diabetic kit to test his blood sugar. He used his lancet to prick himself and then took his insulin. He then preceded to wrap his trash in a napkin and asked me to toss it for him. I reached for it and prick myself on his lancet and blood came out. I asked if he has anything and he said no that he was healthy other than being diabetic. But still I am worried if he was telling me the truth or not. Could he have transmitted HIV to me through a lancet. I research that a lancet isn't a needle that is hollow but a solid pin. Please help me I am unease right now in my mind.

Kissing and masturbatiion risks


I have two 'risk' scenarios I'm concerned about.

The first is from mutual masturbation. A guy wanked me and I'm not sure if he had precum on his hands from his own penis when he touched me. He rubbed the head of my penis with his fingers, including the tip (urethra). What is my risk from this?

The second is with a guy I know who has had bareback anal sex (insertive) and has never tested for any STI's. He tried to kiss me last week and slipped his tongue in my mouth twice. I had a very sore ulcer on the roof of my mouth. Just under two weeks later and I have had severe headaches, body aches, particularly my neck and shoulders, but going down to my arms and also in my wrist and hands. I don't feel any lymph nodes swollen but the pain moves from area to area and I've also had bad nausea, too. Is this ARS? I've not had any fever or rash.

many thanks!

Deep french kiss

i deeply french kissed a girl before 9 months, and i got card test of hiv after 60 days and that come negative, 8 months after i felt mild fever and cold so i am worried and take one more test of hiv (serum anibodeis agianst hiv 1 and 2 ) i didnott heared about the test and that was also non reactive, bt the problem is now a days i have a 2 painful nodes on ma back and while pressing it is suppressing, some time i have felt mild fever .
now 9 months has gone bt i am still worring ..is there any chance of hiv..want i take one more test ,and how much reliable serum antibodes

tooth extraction and drink sharing

hello. please, i accidentally drunk from a glass of my friend, on the same day as i had tooth extraction (three stitches and still bit bleeding). it was not like from hand to hand, it was "sitting" on a table for a while, but very short - seconds to minutes, i just made a mistake and took hers instead of mine. I think hiv would die in water and if it is on the glass, then it would be only tiny amount and also would be incactive, but as there is real wound in my mouth, i would like to hear your opinion. I would not bother, but actually we did talk about our dental problems at that time - and about bleeding gums (i suppose gums usually bleed only when being washed by toothbrush, but... I am afraid.

Superficial cut on finger/knuckle area?

Hello, one day I was playing a game of pickup basketball in the gym, and someone scratched me (most likely with their fingernail) which caused a small scratch mark on my knuckle area on my finger. It was not big at all since I didn't even notice it until the game was over. It did have some blood, but not the dripping type of blood, just blood that covered the small indent of skin that got scraped off and kind of dried up over it. Like if you were to imagine someone's fingernail scraping a piece of your skin off and blood forms and fills the area, but not dripping. Now with that being said, during the game someone else also got scratched on his arm and was bleeding. If he were to have used his hands to wipe the blood, then touch the basketball, and then the basketball were to touch my cut area, would this pose any risk? And also, if my cut area had not fully dried up yet, and his blood were to touch my cut area, would that pose any risk either? Or is this fingernail scrape not deep enough to give access to my bloodstream? What is considered deep enough for access to the bloodstream?

Thank you!


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