Scared pls help

Hello,

 

I apologize if this is a silly question.

 

First, let me explain that we had went to hotel and there was what looked like blood on the shower curtain. I didn't notice it until I was getting out of the shower, husband didn't see it at all. I was scared and we were tested immediately and at 6 months. All negative. 

 

Now since then I have had lots of anxiety about touching anything and becoming infected.

 

Then I ate ice cream that had a cut in the side of the carton. I didn't notice it until after I ate it. My worry is that if someone had cut themselves as they also cut the carton, could I have been infected? If the ice cream sealed it from air and it was frozen? I read it stays active at cold temperatures. 

 

Thanks you

Sincerely,

Scared pls help

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helpline-volunteer

Hello,


Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the risk of acquiring HIV from eating ice cream out of a carton that may have been cut by someone who had also cut their self. From the information given, this scenario is determined to be No Risk (transmission of HIV is not possible in the given scenario).

The scenario mentioned above does not meet the three components of the transmission equation. Even if someone cut their self and a lot of their blood got inside the ice cream carton, there would still be no risk of transmission, since eating food does not provide direct access to the bloodstream.
Helpline Transmission Equation .jpgPlease note that living your everyday life and doing regular activities such as grocery shopping, eating at restaurants, using public restrooms, and so forth does not put you at risk of acquiring HIV. All three components of the HIV transmission equation must be fulfilled in order for a possible HIV transmission to be even considered.  

Recommendation: No need for an HIV test with the scenario provided, refer to a healthcare professional for other health related questions.

Regards,

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Marie
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