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I am so worried about HIV. My son came home from University

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I am so worried about HIV. My son came home from University and said he has to go for an HIV test because he was in a nightclub when a fight broke out (he was not involved) and he got spattered with blood and the guy who was bleeding said he was HIV positive. Well he did not tell me that the blood spattered tshirt was in his washing which I put into the washing machine and I did not realise that I had a paper type cut on my finger which I had done while preparing dinner, can I catch HIV like this?
You can not catch HIV like this.
It was long dead by the time you washed that shirt.

Even a needle stick with fresh blood has a relatively low percentage of transmission.
The scenario you describe has zero.

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