Anonymous
Thanks a lot for answering my previous question. Few days back I wrote that, I was cutting tomatto in my friend room who is HIV positive. I cut my finger with knife and I use tissue to stop bleeding my finger , but that tissue was contaminated with sperm from my HIV positive friend and the sperm was still wet. My question title was : bleeding finger : and it was answered on 7th June 2015.
Few days back my right eye got swollen and red. Two days after that my left eye got swollen and red. Sticky when wake up. Sometime I feel that there is foreign material in my eyes.Doctor said that ,I have pinky eyes and he said that it is caused by virus. I search on Internet and I have found on many sites that HIV cause pinky eyes. I never have pinky eyes before in my life. Now I am too worried that I might have get HIV .
Could you please clarify me .
1) does pinky eyes has some relation with HIV?
2) is pinky eye the initial symptom of HIV
3) if pinky eyes is it to HIV, will other symptoms of HIV will appear along with it or not?
4) people who are infected from HIV, get pinky eyes in initial stage or in last stages!
Thanks in advance. Please reply me soon. I have exam and I can't study due to this problem. Too worried.
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Anonymous
Hello,

Thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline.

I am glad we were able to answer your previous questions and help you with your situation. I looked back on your previous post and I will try to answer your questions by adding to what my colleague has said.

First, from your last question, it was established that HIV is broken down the moment it exits the body. Even if the semen was from an HIV positive person, it would have already exited his body and onto the tissue where it is exposed to the air. At this body, the virus is broken down and can no longer cause infection. You were not at risk for HIV from your last situation.

To answer your questions simply, since the virus was broken down and we have established that you are not at risk for HIV, your pink eye is not a result of HIV. Additionally, HIV has no clinically definable symptoms. This means that symptoms vary from person to person. If you would like to know more about [how HIV is transmitted ](http://www.avert.org/hiv-transmission.htm)or the[ stages of HIV after transmission](https://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/just-diagnosed-with-hiv-aids/hiv-in-your-body/stages-of-hiv/), please click on the links provided. If your pink eye continues to bother you, please seek your doctor for further treatment and advice.

The only way to know for sure if you have HIV is to get tested. In your case, HIV testing is not necessary. However, AIDS Vancouver does recommend that all sexually active people be tested on a regular basis for all STI's, including HIV.

I hope this answered your question clearly and simply. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions.

Best wishes,

Mary

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