Anonymous
This is an awkward question but since this is a anonymous forum, why not.. So I'm female and I love to masterbate, but the last time before
I did it I touched my
Cellphone and didn't clean my hands. My cellphone has been everywhere... Serouksy it's been everywhere. .
On the floor. On the ground. In my bag. Other people touched it. However I haven't left my house since last night and it's been in my
House since. I'm like worried and have no one to speak to about this.
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Anonymous
Hi there,

Thanks for using the AIDS Vancouver Helpline as a source for HIV related information.

In short, the answer is no. HIV is a weak virus that dies once exposed to air. HIV is also a strictly human-to-human virus (HIV stands for *Human* Immunodeficiency Virus), which means that only direct human-to-human contact transmits the virus, not an inanimate surface such as your cellphone. There is no possibility of HIV being transmitted to you or to anyone else through your cellphone, so you do not need to worry about this situation. Let me go further in depth about the conditions that are necessary for HIV transmission.

HIV transmission requires all of the following:

1. Body fluids containing high levels of HIV, e.g. blood, semen, and vaginal/rectal secretions,

2. A high-risk activity, e.g. unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse or the sharing of needles,

3. Direct access into the blood stream, e.g. through the vagina, anus, mucus membranes, or points of needle injection, and

4. A controlled environment, which means no exposure to air. Sites such as the vagina or anus are considered controlled environments where the virus can be transmitted and can grow. Your cellphone, however, is fully exposed to air. As such, it cannot sustain the growth or transmission of the virus. Please also keep in mind that HIV is a strictly human-to-human virus. Therefore, you are absolutely not at risk of contracting HIV through any surface whatsoever, including your cellphone.

I trust I have addressed your concerns and given you more information on HIV transmission. For more information on HIV transmission, please visit [this Poz.com link](http://www.poz.com/archive/2008_Mar_2168.shtml) or refer to our website, http://www.aidsvancouver.org.

In good health,

Tiina

AIDS Vancouver Helpline Volunteer
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