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Offline Saifali

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« on: January 22, 2021, 10:18:18 pm »
I was traveling in bus today and man in front had some bleeding hand. I realized was holding the same handle in bus he had his hands on before. I got some of his wet blood on my fingers. Very scared if I have hiv risk. Reading on internet made me worry more. I did check I have no visible open cuts on my fingers.

Can u tell me my risk and if I should see doctor for testing.

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Re: Scared
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2021, 10:29:31 pm »
Hiya.

What you posted isn't an HIV risk to you. Relax and move on with your life.

Here's what you need to know to avoid HIV infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions. Consider talking to your healthcare provider about PrEP as an additional layer of HIV protection going forward.

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's, so please do get fully tested regularly and at least yearly for all STI's including but not limited to HIV and test more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs

Also, note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and the only way of knowing is by testing.

Kind regards

Jim

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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2021, 10:50:29 pm »
Your answer makes me happy,  why on internet they say wet blood has hiv. I worry if I don't see small cut on my hand and blood go inside to have hiv.

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Re: Scared
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2021, 10:56:33 pm »
Whatever it is you read online, it does not make it's true or mean that it applies to you.

Blood may contain HIV that much is correct, however, that does not mean you can acquire HIV from touching the same handle or from a bit of blood left behind.

Relax and move on with your life.

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Re: Scared
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2021, 08:22:46 am »
Thanking you can you please explain why this is not risk make me more intelligent so I not worry in future. If small cut in my hand then risk?

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Re: Scared
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2021, 09:16:23 am »
Sure, HIV transmission is always a biological event and for HIV to infect four basic biological and environmental conditions need to happen simultaneously. What you posted met none of the conditions.

Firstly HIV is fragile and once exposed outside the confines of the human body the receptors needed to infect would corrode, so there is lack of exposure and then looking at the route you fear to cause infection it is also lacking, day to day wounds, cuts, scrapes etc lack the route needed for HIV to infect you and hence nobody has ever acquired HIV from day to day injury.

I could go on but in short, touching objects/fluids in day to day community settings isn't an HIV risk. Sadly we have some myths in relation to this but that's all it is myths and nonsense.

Focus instead on reducing your risks from real HIV vectors.

Sex - Use condoms and consider talking to your healthcare provider about PrEP as an additional layer of HIV prevention

Using IV drugs - Don't share needles and syringes, use new ones

Blood transfusions & transplants - Extremely unlikely nowadays considering blood products are screened.
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