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Author Topic: Am I likely to be infected? Please help me.  (Read 937 times)

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Offline dolphin88

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Am I likely to be infected? Please help me.
« on: May 28, 2009, 07:27:26 AM »

Hello everyone, I'm a new member to our forum. I hope you will give me best advice.
My question is that:

I live in dormitory. In my room, I try to remove some acne on my face so I think there is still some blood on my face.
Then, I go to common WC to wash my hands and my face. While I am washing, I see some blood spreading in small quantities (not mine) around the sink.

In the worst cases,
=>My hands touch the blood around the sink and I continue to wash my face without my knowledge, Am I at any risk of being infected?

=>In case, the water from the pipe combined with the blood is automatically shot to my eyes or my face (I think there is my own blood on my face because of the acne), Am I at any risk of being infected?

I look forward to any help and replies. Thanks so much for considering my case.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Am I likely to be infected? Please help me.
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2009, 08:11:56 AM »
You are worrying needlessly. HIV is a fragile virus. It is not transmitted from environmental surfaces or through casual touch in ordinary life.

Please read our lesson on Transmission. There's a link to it in the Welcome thread which opens this section. You'll get all of the basics there.

Cheers.
Andy Velez

 


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