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HIV risk of infection

Hi! I went to wash my hand in a public restroom and saw that the person who washed before me was washing a deep cut that bled heavily on her fingers.  When I dried my hands, I noticed that there were drops of blood on the wiping paper.  I'm worried because I may have come into contact with the person's blood when I touched the faucet that I washed my hand and then the paper to dry it.  I don't remember if I had any cuts on my hands.  Is there any risk of HIV?  Best regards!
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Air inactivates HIV to add to Curfew's list of risks, so this would not be a way that anyone would ever get HIV.
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3191940 tn?1717500602
The only risks for HIV in adults are:
1) Having unprotected anal or vaginal sex, or
2) sharing intravenous needles with IV drug users.

Touching blood or other fluids on surfaces or fabrics is NOT a risk for HIV.  You will never get HIV in a bathroom unless you have unprotected intercourse with someone, or share intravenous needles with someone, in the bathroom.
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even if i have a cut on my hand that came in contact with blood? Thanks so much for answering me
Reread the advice because the word only is very restrictive.

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