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I may have had open sores on my butt (chafing between my buttocks. Are these considered open sores?) when I accidentally sat on dried blood that was on the toilet in a public restroom. Could I have HIV?


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replied August 21st, 2016
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Any break in the epidermis of the skin (especially non-keratinised skin) can increase the risk of transmission of HIV, if HIV infected fluids like blood comes into contact with such damaged skin.

But your episode is more of paranoia and fear , and there are a lot of practical reasons, which can make transmission of HIV less likely or not possible.

FYI, transmission of infection via skin contact with Dried blood is very unlikely.

Hence you should relax, but still you should seek a proper education and counseling from a HIV counselor to educate yourself.


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