Anonymous
I was at my friends house and him and his girlfriend had just had sex, I was hanging out afterwards and leaned against the bed. I touched something wet on the bed that might have been sperm, accidentally while leaning against the bed. I had a cut on my finger, could I have been infected?
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Anonymous
Hello, and thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline. I will be more than glad to address your concerns.

The HIV virus dies almost immediately upon exposure to air, so there is no risk to come in contact with fluids outside of the body. Further, HIV is not transmitted through superficial cuts or scratches since they don't provide a direct access to the bloodstream. There is no risk in this situation.

Sincerely,

Ali

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