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Hand to Gloves Contact and HiV Test


Greetings there,

I was on a flight and at the end of the flight, the flight attendant started collecting food boxes and coffee cups while wearing gloves so when I handed him my cup I accidentally touched his gloves with my bear hand so I was concerned if there was blood or other bodily fluids from the other passengers on his gloves and that got transferred to my hand. I ended up doing 4th Gen lab test at 26 days after this event and came back negative. Shall I consider this behind me and stop worrying. Your thorough answer will certainly calm my anxiety.


HIV is transmitted by unprotected anal/vaginal sex or by sharing injection needles.

You did NOT need to test as you had NO risk.

Have a great day,

Reducing Your HIV risks:
With no exceptions, use condoms correctly and consistently for anal or vaginal intercourse
Talk to a healthcare provider about PrEP as another layer of protection

Get tested yearly for HIV and other STIs.
If you donít use condoms and/or PrEP, test more frequently

Some sexual practices described as safe in terms of acquiring HIV still pose a risk for other more easily acquired STIs. It is possible to show no signs or symptoms from an STI so testing is the only way to know.

Get tested at least yearly for STIs, including but not limited to HIV, and more frequently if condomless intercourse occurs.

Whatís the ONLY way to know if youíve been infected by HIV or an STI?
Get tested.

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Thank you so much so you believe:

- there was no possibility of transmission even if there was blood on the gloves and
- there is no need for further testing. By the way, 4th gen on the 26th day is considered conclusive given my situation?

Thanks again


--- Quote from: leatherman on June 14, 2024, 08:01:24 am ---HIV is transmitted by unprotected anal/vaginal sex or by sharing injection needles.

You did NOT need to test as you had NO risk.

--- End quote ---
Unless your situation included having unprotected sex or shooting up drugs, you didn't have any risk of HIV. No testing was even warranted so of course that negative test is conclusive.

Please don't ask again; just reread my response. ;)

Thanks a lot Ö enough said 😊


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