Upon going to a 20th birthday party last night I fear I have come into contact with the HIV virus. I have a small cut on my left thumb, enough to penetrate the skin and possibly expose blood. It is around 1.5cm in length but width and deepness only around 0.1 - 0.2cm. Upon cleaning the toilet seat and flooring (2-3 seperate occasions) as it was my best friends house I cleaned it with toilet paper. I have awoken today with a fairly bad cold of which I rarely get (I have read that a fever following initial transmission is an early indicator of being HIV positive). I have no idea what the contents of the liquid that I cleaned up were (I would possibly suggest Urine, possibly Saliva and maybe semen) and I'm really worried that I have contracted the virus. Should I be worried or am I being a hypochondriac and melodramatic ?
It is reassuring to hear from your positive replies, however I can imagine semen getting into the cut of mine could pose a threat even if it was on the floor amid other contaminants and I used toilet paper ? Today I have suffered especially from Hay Fever maybe it could be an indication of a weakened immune system ?
Could I just get a medical doctor to double check with you people ? how would I go about this ? I heard medical doctors visit these forums ?
Again, thanks ever so much for all your replies, a grand job.
Thanks Lizzie, I was misinformed in that I thought doctors wrote back to you for free. I shall heed your advice in that I am ok. You all seem adamant that my health is ok, and thanks for all of the replies.
Just some background knowledge but I live in a place with a population of around 550,000 in the entire county and roughly about 200 people have HIV, even with your reassuring advice i still feel I have contracted it. In recent weeks I have had a cold, hay fever and a chest infection and I never ever get them. I've scared myself in the past about diseases and cancers and they've all turned out negative so would you say I am a hypochondriac ? Is there a way to get past all of this ?
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