Anonymous
First of all I'm sorry about my bad English. I had an experience about blood contact and I really scared. I've met a girl in Pub and show something on my phone to her. She touched my phone and then I took my phone and touched my cigarette filter also my glass (part of mouth place). When I doing it, I bitted my lips and I tasted a little bit blood. When I looked her hands I shocked, her two finger that touched my phone was bleeding. What if a blood came from her hand to my phone and my hand than came to my fresh cuts in my mouth with my hand or glass or my cigarette filter. Please help me I cant sleep because of think about this. Do i need test.. Please help me.
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Anonymous
Hello and thank you for your questions. Your English is certainly good enough to make yourself understood. In the situation you described there was no risk to you of HIV transmission. There has to be a direct exchange of body fluids such as in unprotected vaginal or anal sex, or sharing injection needles. A small amount of blood from a superficial cut poses no risk. Even if a drop of blood pass to you the enzymes in saliva are protective against HIV transmission. Also the virus does not survive once it is exposed to air so a small amount of blood on an object poses no risk of HIV to you.

You do not need to get HIV testing.

I hope this helps to reduce your anxiety. If you have other HIV related questions in the future, please contact the Helpline again.

All the best,

Marnelle

Helpline Volunteer

helpline@aidsvancouver.org

Helpline MON - FRI 10am - 4pm

Tel. 604-696-4666
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