Anonymous
hi guys first of all i would like to thanks for your great effort to help people who need help or suggestion. today i would like your help.
i am totally worried about the event that happened with me today. i was waiting on a train platform. i would call a boy a rubbish boy or insane because of his activity. actually, he went to the toilet and he was banging the door, he came out and also hit very badly a fridge that keeps coke in train station with his hand. he started to bleed. because of pain, he saked his hand and unfortunately, his blood from his hand flew towards me and got on my face. to be more specific i would like to mention 4 hours before i shaved and cut small cuts and on the cut area you can see red. And also i would like to mention i got lots of pimple and acne on my face and some are swollen too.

so my concern is that if his blood got onto my shaved cut, pimples am i at risk for hiv.
one more question, i heard if you get some blood on eyes and mouth you can become infected with hiv. so i want to ask if his blood got onto my mouth (unfortunately i have some severe bleeding gums that is quite painful too and some cut in my mouth) and in my eyes does this put me at risk for hiv. Do i need testing for hiv based on the above incident. thanks alot for your help.
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Anonymous
Hello, calling someone "rubbish boy or insane" based on their activity is not fair to them and understanding that many people may have mental health problems or may be living without a home or support will show compassion for your fellow citizen.

Hi does not pass through the air and having acne or cuts in your face is not a direct access to a persons bloodstream. HIV needs direct access to a persons bloodstream from a person living with HIV. The high risk activities that may pass HIV are having unprotected vaginal/anal intercourse and injecting with shared needles.

Taking blood into the mouth is considered a low risk for exposure to HIV. There is no evidence of HIV passed to a person through the eyes and science is still studying this.

While you will likely not be living with HIV from this incident you have described, again taking blood into the mouth is a low risk and because you seem to have a fear of HIV, testing will be the only way to put these fears to rest. We also recommend that all sexually active persons regularly test for all sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.

All the very best.

David
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