Anonymous
Hello Team,
Please  could you answer this time?
Thanks for doing a wonderful job here.

I had a small scratch on the back of my hand which happened due to a plastic teeth in the toiler paper dispenser. It looked like a small scratch or bruise but later bled very little for 2 mins which i wiped and washed. The small spot of blood was stopped and the skin cut was around  2 mm only. It got clotted and sealed leaving a small black dot on the back of my palm in another 10 mins. No more bleeding and i forgot about that. This was at 2 30 pm and later in the night I went for a strip club and did normal 5 mins lap dance with 3 different ladies by around 12 - 12 30 am. I was not allowed to touch them and kept my hands beside my thighs on the sofa while they danced. They went naked and rubbed their bottoms on my lap alone. I was wearing a jeans and never was naked. I kept my hands on the sides all the times as i am not allowed to touch. I didn't  feel any fluids or anything on top of my hands either. I have OCD and now I started worrying.  I know I am at zero risk with the help of posts here. But please please can you confirm?
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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 through receiving lap dances while having superficial scratches on your hand. 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. You were not engaging in a risky activity and superficial scratches on your hand would not provide direct access to your bloodstream.
Helpline Transmission Equation .jpgEven if you were allowed to touch the dancers and got vaginal fluid on your hands the risk of acquiring HIV through this scenario would still be zero.

Recommendation:
No need for 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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