Anonymous
hi guys i am really worried about the event that happened today. i was walking in a pathway. a man was bleeding whom i dont know. he touched his blood with finger and threw towards me. unfortunately, i got his blood on my face.
unfortunately, i have pimples and acne in my face and dont know somehow got small cut in my face about 5 hours before.
so will there be any risk if his blood on my face got on pimples, acne or small cut in face.
whatif some of his blood got on my eyes, then is there any risk for hiv.
what some blood got on my mouth, where i got seriously bleeding gums and some swollen gums and cut in the mouth. will there be any risk for hiv. thanks for your support guys.
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Anonymous
Hello, while it is unfortunate that you are dealing with multiple issues of having cuts and sores and the encounter with air borne blood is also unfortunate, HIV is not passed through pimples, acne or superficial scratches on your face.

Taking blood into the mouth is considered a low risk for transmission of HIV and blood in the air will not pass HIV. There is no evidence that HIV has ever been passed through the eyes.

While we are confident that you will not be exposed to HIV from this encounter, we do recommend that all sexually active people regularlly test for all sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.

David.
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