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No you would not get HIV if you touched someone who has the infection.
There is no possibility of getting the infection this way.
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He could have touched the item, if there was a possibility he had blood or something on his hands and then I touched the item a few moments later and being that I have dry, cracked, broken skin on my hands could I get the infection?
It was not long after, only a moment or so. The item in question was the front of a tall fridge that I touched after him and I do have dry skin on my hands and a few cuts. I don't know but if he had blood on his hand would it transfer it to me? Or would the blood need to be enough to be visible in order to transmit?
I did not touch him I touched the fridge door a minute or so after him. If he had blood on his hand and it was on the fridge door and I have broken skin on my hands would that be enough to transmit it?
I have done it again, to your reply. Could you answer my question now?
The fridge was black so I would not have seen the blood. Would I of had visible blood on my hand in order to transmit it? Or could a tiny bit of blood transmit it? I did not see any blood on my hand and how long does it take to die once out if the body?
Blood does not dry in a moment though does it? I thought you said that hiv dies almost spontaneously?
And hiv dies almost straight away when the air touches it?
If I did get blood on my hand it would need to be a visible amount to infect me through my dry broken skin?
I am just worried as I do have the dry broken skin on my hands and if I did contract it I would be worried others would be infected because of he sores on my hands.
Sorry for continuing to reply.
So you do not think there is a risk I could have the infection from this? Even with the dry broken skin on my hands?
I know I am, but my hands are very sore and dry and I would be worried about transmitting it to others, such as my children if I did contract it.
Would the blood have to come straight from one persons open wound to another wound to be transmitted this way?
Also would dry skin be a possible route to contract it?
Did you get that rating and can you continue by answering my last reply?
So I don't even need the prevention drug?
Thanks a lot Doctor, I realise I'm overly worrying but I wanted to be sure of my risk.
You mind if I ask you, is it safe to use Sudocrem on my hands? Would it cause damage if it got into eyes accidentally? I have rubbed it in as the instructions said to, but I can still smell it on my hands.