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irrational fears?

ok I will ask this question once and not keep saying what ifs after, i just need a detailed explanation or reliable.  So I have been worrying about hiv in the past which is why I ever even thought of this.  Anyways a couple days ago i got tested earlier in the day with the finger prick test and later on that night I looked at my hand and saw some blood on my fingers and the blood looked fresh(not a lot of it).  This could of been blood from my own hand but I don't know forsure because nothing started bleeding again after washing it off.  So say I touched someone elses blood somewhere somehow and it touch the little cut on my finger from the finger prick test.  Could HIV blood infect and get into a cut like that? From what I understand to be at risk I would have to have a deep bleeding cut and come into contact with someone else with a deep bleeding cut? Please explain. It would mean so much to me
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It was your blood but even if it wasn't it's still no risk.Hiv becomes inactive once exposed to air.
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HIV is unable to reproduce outside its living host (unlike many bacteria or fungi, which may do so under suitable conditions), except under laboratory conditions; therefore, it does not spread or maintain infectiousness outside its host.

HIV is transmitted by;
Unprotected penetrative anal and/or vaginal sex
Sharing works with other IV drug users
Mother to child
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Then why is blood considered a risk for hiv? just wondering, and thanks
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Injected blood.
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thanks
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Not for this but for another reason is a test at 8 weeks pretty much conclusive?  Doesn't it usually just take longer for people that went through organ transplant..etc?
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I have a rash today on my torso..Is this ARS??
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sorry I thought I told both stories on here..Two weeks ago maybe a little longer me penis touched the outside of a girls vagina with no condom. Sorry for the misinformation
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Not a risk.
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Is the rash associated with it all over the chest..my face is a little red too
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