Anonymous
i have tested with hiv and it resulted negative, but today morning i saw dry blood stain on my shoe , im worried that blood could be from anyother person from hospital yesterday, and that could transmit hiv virus to me . is it possible or not . im very anxious.
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Anonymous
Hi there, and thanks a lot for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline for your HIV/AIDS related health information. It seems you're concerned about the possibility of HIV transmitting from some blood on your shoe. We're happy to answer that question for you.

This is no risk. To understand why, we encourage you to check out our transmission equation:
HIV TRANSMISSION EQUATION


BODY FLUID
+
ACTIVITY
+
DIRECT ACCESS TO BLOODSTREAM
---------- -------- ----------------------------
• blood (including menstrual) • unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse • vagina
• semen • sharing needles • anus
• pre-cum • mother to child (in specific cases) • urethra in the penis
• rectal secretions • open cuts and sores (in theory)
• vaginal fluids • other mucosal membranes
• breast milk • points of needle injection You'll see in the chart that required for transfer are an activity known to be involved in transfer, and direct access to the bloodstream. Simply touching some blood on your shoe is not an activity known to be involved in transfer, nor does it provide direct access to the bloodstream. Also consider that the virus is very fragile, and is rendered intransmissible once it is exposed to the air. For all of these reasons, there is no risk of HIV transmission occurring.

Thanks for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline with your question. We hope it has been answered fully.

Trevor

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

helpline.aidsvancouver.org

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