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Title: Physical therapy exposure? Please help
Post by: Help 99 on June 29, 2020, 06:19:05 pm
at physical therapy a woman was on the exercise bike. Sweating heavily from the butt and crotch area. I was next. I SAT on the seat because I did not know it was sweaty wet. I could feel the wet through my lite cotton pants. I did finish the biking. Now im sweating also. Could I be infected with hiv if this sweat was on my butt crack. I do not know what all she could of been sweating. I'm nervous about this
Title: Re: Physical therapy exposure? Please help
Post by: Jim Allen on June 30, 2020, 12:35:38 am
HIV is not transmitted through sweat and asides from that what you posted lacks any of the conditions needed for acquiring HIV.

In short, what you posted is no HIV risk whatsoever.

Jim
Title: Re: Physical therapy exposure? Please help
Post by: Help 99 on June 30, 2020, 09:16:24 am
What if there was vagina fluids or blood in the sweat. I sat on the bike immediately after her. Thank you for your time. There was a lot of fluid.
Title: Re: Physical therapy exposure? Please help
Post by: Jim Allen on June 30, 2020, 10:07:41 am
Hiya,

No HIV risk whatsoever - zero.

HIV is incredibly fragile and highly limited in the ways it can be acquired, your concerns lack all the conditions needed for the transmission of HIV.

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. Continue taking PrEP as an additional layer of HIV protection.

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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Title: Re: Physical therapy exposure? Please help
Post by: Help 99 on June 30, 2020, 10:10:08 am
Even if I have a open sore or raw skin?
Title: Re: Physical therapy exposure? Please help
Post by: Jim Allen on June 30, 2020, 10:19:01 am
Hiya,

No "what-if" about it, you are coming into contact with a limited amount of fluids, exposed to the environment that never contained intact copies of HIV to infect you with.

Nothing you do or how you come into contact with the fluids on the seat could make it an HIV concern. So if you rubbed your genitals on the seat covered in fluids it's not an HIV concern if you licked the seat or rubbed the fluid into your eyes, nose or into your wounds or on your skin issues those fluids simply are not an HIV concern.

Hope that's clear.

Best, Jim