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Water Splash


Hi, First of all thank you providing the great support and information.
I was washing my face in public restroom and good amount of water splashed into my mouth, eyes and nose from the wash basin. It was not so cleaned restroom and not sure about the status of the wash basin.
Just in case, What if someone just before me used the wash basin and just in case cleaned the blood or body fluids which contains hiv and from the same, the water splashed into my eyes, nose and mouth after I use it. To I get infected with HIV in this situation as eyes, nose and mouth has mucous membrane.
And also do I need to get tested for HIV in this situation?


Hi there and thanks for using the AIDS Vancouver as a source for HIV/AIDS related information.
First of all, HIV is an extremely weak virus and dies once exposed to air.  Also. HIV cannot survive in water.  I would suggest that the activity use describe would in no way lead to an HIV infection.
Although I do not feel HIV testing is required for this particular activity.  However, we do encourage all sexually active individuals be tested for all Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI's), including HIV, on a regular basis.  Depending on the individual, this may be annually, bi-annually, or every 3-4 months.
I trust I have addressed your concerns however, should further information be required, feel free to contact us again.
In Health,Jon,AIDS Vancouver Helpline VolunteerE-mail: helpline@aidsvancouver.orgPhone (Mon-Fri 9am-4pm): (604) 696-4666Web: www.aidsvancouver.org/helpline