Can anyone else confirm. I just need a bit of reassurance.
What you are describing is a contact with a external surface. In more than 40 years of history, there has never been a single case of infection from a external surface, regardless on the presence of infected fluids.
HIV does not survive for so long outside the body. How biology works does not really matter. The only ways HIV is spread are:
-unprotected vaginal/anal penetrations.
-sharing needles to inject drugs.
-mother to child.
You could think that a external surface works the same way as a needle, but it is completely different, as inside a needle, a infected fluid is not contacting air, so virus can survive for longer.
All the best.