Anonymous
I asked you many questions for two months but I can't get it HIV from my mind. I visited local AIDS clinic and hospital's HIV clinic more than 15-20 times within two months. I am very stressful for two months. I got tested for my first risk at 30 days it was negative but four days ago I did something very stupidly again.

on 16 January I was in hospital's HIV clinic. While I was there I touched door handle then put my hand in my pocket. And last thursday I was in local AIDS clinic to get tested. While I was there I touched nummer dispenser. I took a nummer and put it in my pocket. on last Friday I went to dentist for Root canal treatment. During surgery the dentist asked for my help to hold cotton. My hand was in my pocket, I took out my hand of my pocket and put in my mouth. My mouth was bleeding.

Now I am very worried again. If I picked some blood from door handle and nummer dispenser up from my pocket and then touch my bleeding wound in my mouth was it a risk? You know a pocket has not a good airframe.
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Anonymous
Hi there and thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Online Helpline.

There is no risk of HIV from touching surfaces in public places, touching your clothes, then touching a cut in your mouth. When HIV in bodily fluids (such as blood or semen) is exposed to the air it becomes non-transmissible. Any bodily fluids that may have been on the surfaces you touched would not contain transmissible HIV. It would also not be possible for you to get HIV from touching any fluid that could have gotten on your pants because it also would have been exposed to the air.

For more information about HIV you can visit CATIE.ca or the AIDS Vancouver website.

I hope this information helps to answer your questions.

Isla (Volunteer)

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

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