Anonymous
I was filing papers and the part of my finger where my skin is flapping near cuticle area kept getting jabbed by folder and started to bleed. I washed it off in bathroom at work. Shortly after there was a guy in the ladies bathroom there is a ladies and a men's each with one toilet and since I'm the only girl I pretty much have my own bathroom. I didn't look to see if the men's room was occupied but this guy was in the ladies room with the door open because he was just using the sink. I can't help but think he was injecting blood from a needle into my dial soap pump. Shortly after I cut my finger again caused it to bleed and washed my hands in the ladies room. What if he put blood in the soap pump and now I've infected my open bleeding cut while washing my hands. The time between when this guy was in the bathroom and when I used it was literally right after each other. What was he doing in the ladies bathroom with the sink on? Do u think its a ridiculous thought to think he was contaminating the soap pump with hiv blood or fluids. Help I'm nervous.
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Anonymous
Thank you for using AIDS Vancouver to answer your inquiry regarding HIV/AIDS information. I am pleased to inform you that in the situation you have described, there exists no risk of transmitting HIV. There are three reasons for this. First, for a risk to exist, specific HIV positive fluids must come into contact with the bloodstream of an HIV negative person. In what you described, this did not happen. The second reason is that HIV dies once exposed to air (oxygen). Thirdly, HIV involves human to human contact with a protective host involved, therefore, there is absolutely no possibility of HIV being transmitted in the way that you described.

I trust I have addressed your concerns, however, should further information be required please feel free to contact us again.

In Good Health,

Marta, AIDS Vancouver Helpline Volunteer.
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