If you believe you have been exposed to HIV and want help to judge your risk, would like advice about HIV testing, or have questions about the effectiveness of condoms or risks associated with specific sexual practices, this is the site for you.
I know that sharing of utensils can never transmit HIV and this question is not about that. What happened was I was eating in a cafeteria that had very crowded seats. As a guy was squeezing his way pass me into his seat, I accidentally poked his buttocks with my metal fork. This caused the fork to fall out of my hand and the sharp end hit my thigh before it fell to the ground. I did not purposely stab him with the fork and it was an accident that occurred after I swung my hand holding the fork to the side while talking enthusiastically. It did not occur to me at that moment but I am now getting more worried as I think about it. If I had indeed poked him hard enough to draw blood, and the fork scratched my thigh immediately after it fell from my hand, is this a cause of concern for HIV / Hepatitis C or any other STD? Do I need to get tested?
Thanks for your answer. Just to clarify, so you are saying that even if I had poked the guy hard enough to draw blood, and the fork with blood has fallen onto my thigh with enough force to break my skin and draw blood as well, it is still zero risk?
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.