About 2 weeks ago I went to use the ladies toilet at work. Upon lifting the toilet cover I saw there was blood on the toilet seat. I was grossed out so I left and went to another toilet.
I lifted the seat cover from the side, so I don’t think I touched the blood. Or at least I didn’t see any blood on my hands or on the toilet paper I later used. But now I’m freaking out. What if I incidentally touched some blood, didn’t realize it, and then went and wiped myself after using the toilet? Could I be at risk?
I got gingivitis and swollen lymph nodes under the jaw on one side about 10 days after this happened and I’m worried this could be related to seroconversion. Hopefully it’s only a dental issue…
I know HIV doesn’t live on dry blood but this blood looked fresh. However, there wasn’t anyone in the toilet when I went in, so it would have been there quite a few seconds or couple of minutes maybe.
Was I at risk? Thank you