Anonymous
i fell on asphalt and cut my hand, if there was dried blood on the asphalt would i be at risk? i read in this website
http://www.aidsmap.com/Survival-outside-the-body/page/1321278/
that hiv could survive in dried blood for a week. it's less worrying when they said that the study doesn't take into account the environment elements but im still worried, should i test?
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Anonymous
Thank you for contacting Aids Vancouver with your question.

It seems you are concerned that you might have contracted HIV from a cut caused by falling on dry asphalt. We are glad to provide some information.

When HIV is exposed to oxygen it does not transmit. The incident you described is considered a No Risk activity. There is no need for you to get tested for the HIV.

Our Online forum has postings that are related to your question that you can read for additional information. If you have further questions feel free to contact us again.

Thank you for contacting Aids Vancouver

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