Anonymous
I have a very personal question to ask. I have a infection and my doctor told me that i need to take a clean cotton cloth and insert it in my vagina for about 10 seconds and then to take it out and see if i have any kind of staining. If i have a stain of any kind that i need to continue taking my medicine. a friend of mine had touched the cloth before i have inserted it inside of my vagina. And she told me she touched it with her hands like a day after i inserted it into my vagina.
My question is, is there any kind of risk of hiv because she touched this cloth right before i inserted it into my vagina. P.S i looked at the cloth before hand and i didnt see any kind of stains on it, its a white cotton cloth. So if she touched it before i inserted it, am i at risk?
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Anonymous
Hello There,

Thank you for posting on the AIDS Vancouver Helpline Forum.

There is no risk of HIV infection by having your friend touch a cotton cloth.

There needs to be an HIV-borne fluid directly entering your bloodstream for there to be a potential for HIV transmission.

A touch is not a method of HIV transmission.

Hope this helps!

Please let us know if we can provide any more information. Or if you would like to call and speak to someone at the Helpline, you can do so anonymously and confidentially by calling 604-696-4666, Monday to Friday between 9am-4pm.

All the Best,

Reeman

AIDS Vancouver Helpline Volunteer
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