Anonymous
So maybe a stupid question. But I checked into a hotel room

I touched the toilet rim with my index finger to wipe away a blob of fluid before I sat on seat

I then within a few seconds with the same index finger scratched inside my bum hole not outside but a little inside as it was itchy. There is potentiall of having some of that blob fluid go in my bum.

I am worried what if the blob was semen from someone who just checked out of the hotel room that I just checked into and now I put semen into my bum hole

Is this a risk or would assuming it was an HIV fluid the HIV in the fluid blob would have already been dead?

Does HiV die quickly?

I shouldn't have touched the blob

Again I know there are a lot of what ifs but if all are assumed, what is my risk and why?
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Anonymous
Hello, while touching unknown fluids and then touching body openings is not recommended, you have had no risk for HIV transmission. HIV does not live outside of the human host and HIV does not live on any surfaces, including toilet seats. HIV dies once exposed to air/oxygen. Wash you hands after contacting unknown fluids of any kind. We all make mistakes and you have done nothing wrong.

The 3 High risk activities that may pass you HIV are having unprotected vaginal intercourse with a person living with HIV, unprotected anal intercourse with a person living with HIV and injecting with shared needles.

Going forward, if facilities are not up to cleanliness standard, call a room attendant. While you will not be exposed to HIV from this situation, please consider testing for all sexually transmittediinfections, including HIV.
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