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I recently had protected intercourse with a woman, including fingering. I took a quick shower (with shower gel, not soap). 2 hours later I made the mistake of inspecting with my hand a wound I had done to myself the earlier in the day. The wound was not bleeding anymore but the flesh was raw (no skin at all over it).
I was wondering what are the chance of vaginal fluid contaminating the wound? Supposedly HIV is weak outside the body but apparently it can survive for hours even in a dry environment (according to a recent study) and I know shower gels usually aren't germ killers.
One very last question (sorry, I'm quite anxious here) : I also tried putting back a loose bandage on this wound with my hands yet unwashed and possibly contaminated. I probably didn't touch directly the wound (can't garantee 100% though) and the piece of scrapped skin was held into place at this point. No risk as well?
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