I visited a spa for a body scrub last week. It had nothing erotic about it and was done at a renowned spa.
My concern is that at the time the therapist was scrubbing my foot, it seemed like she got hurt on her hand because of my nails which were slightly big. I did not think of checking her hand then for any bleeding as it did not strike me.
Later when i came back the thought of her having any sort of bleeding started to worry me. Even though i do not think i had any visible cuts or bleeding, is it possible that there is any way that the blood (assuming there was any) can get me infected. Also because of the hard nature of scrub what if it popped any pimple like thing on my body which could have then bled too and resulted in direct contact between both blood. I am not sure of any such thing present but it is making me think the worse and worried badly. Pls help.
Hi there and thanks for using the AIDS Vancouver online Helpline as a source for HIV/AIDS related information.
For a risk of HIV to exist, certain HIV+ fluids (semen anal/vaginal fluids, blood) must come into direct contact with the blood stream of an HIV- person. In what you described to me, this did not happen. Additionally, HIV is an extremely weak virus and dies once exposed to air.
There is no reason for you to be tested for HIV, as there was no risk to your exposure.
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