Anonymous
Hello, not sure if this is a stupid question but here it goes............I worked out today, and was getting on the bench press. After sitting on the bench, I felt wet in the anus area, and thus, obviously something was on the bench..............I know sweat does not cause HIV, but what if it was one of the HIV fluids,(blood, sperm etc) that does, and I sat on it, and it went into my anus hole, right after someone left it there, like seconds............can I get HIV this way or would somebody actually have to penetrate as anus hole then displace fluid inside? Is this a possible way to get HIV? I skipped my workout and drove home to shower, as I was worried what if, what if..............

Please let me know why and in detail if possible so I know? Thanks so much
Quote
Anonymous
Hello,

Thank you for using AIDS Vancouver as your source of HIV/AIDS related information.

There is no way for HIV to survive on a surface or object, it cannot survive outside of the bloodstream of a person living with HIV and once it comes into contact with air.

For HIV to enter the bloodstream through an access point like the anus, there has to be an activity like unprotected anal intercourse occurring which would allow for body fluids with high levels of HIV to transfer, like blood, semen, pre-cum, rectal secretions or vaginal fluids.

You can rest assured that HIV would not be transferred through sitting on a bench at the gym which may have had a body fluid other than sweat on it.

In Health,
Matthew
AIDS Vancouver Helpline Volunteer
Quote

ABOUT THE HELPLINE | SUPPORT OUR WORK | RISK ASSESSMENT CHART | ANONYMOUS TESTING | DISCLAIMER | CONTACT

Charitable Registration #
10668 9896 RR0001


© 2019 helpline.aidsvancouver.org
Privacy Policy
Disclaimer

OUR ADDRESS

1101 Seymour Street
Suite 235, 2nd Floor
Vancouver, BC V6B 0R1
Canada


GET IN TOUCH

Main Phone: 604-893-2201
Fax: 604-893-2205
Email: contact@aidsvancouver.org