Anonymous
I visited some kind of gay crusing place(sexclub maybe?) and when the time I was visited there there are no person inside so I took a shower and waited but no one came so I masturbated and fingered my anus.
Here's the question.
1.If there was other people's body fluid on the matress and I touched it and finger myself, can this incident can occur a infection?
2.I wore a gawn they give to me. but if that gawn wasn't washed properly, can this occur a infection?
3.If body fluid mixed with tab water, can it still infectious?
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Anonymous
Hi there, and thanks a lot for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline for you HIV/AIDS related health information.

It sounds like you are concerned about your risk of HIV transmission after possibly coming into contact with clothing, water, and bodily fluids that could have contained HIV.

Lets answer your questions!



Question 1:"If there was other people's body fluid on the mattress and I touched it and finger myself, can this incident can occur a infection?"

* This is a No Risk situation.

* HIV is a Human-to-Human virus. It cannot be transmitted to you by an object, like a mattress.

* HIV needs a human host to survive. Once HIV is outside of the body and exposed to oxygen (on a mattress) it can no longer transmit.

* HIV needs direct access to your bloodstream in order to transmit. There was no direct access to your bloodstream.





Question 2: "I wore a gown they give to me. but if that gown wasn't washed properly, can this occur a infection?

* Similarly to question 1, this is a No Risk situation.

* HIV is a Human-to-Human virus. It cannot be transmitted to you by an object, like a gown.

* HIV needs a human host to survive. Once HIV is outside of the body and exposed to oxygen (on a gown) it can no longer transmit.

* HIV needs direct access to your bloodstream in order to transmit. There was no direct access to your bloodstream.




Question 3: "If body fluid mixed with tab water, can it still infectious?

* Similarly to questions 1 & 2, this is a No Risk situation.

* HIV is a Human-to-Human virus. It cannot be transmitted to you by an object, or food, or water.

* HIV needs a human host to survive. Once HIV is outside of the body and exposed to oxygen (in water or in food) it can no longer transmit.

* Saliva has an enzyme that inhibits the transmission of HIV. Any water that you drank would come into contact with saliva containing the enzyme.




I would encourage you to check out the following resources about HIV:

  • Smart Sex Resource


  • HIV Basics


  • Risk Assessment Chart


  • Thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline.

    Hilary


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