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There was some blood on the garden tool which my friend was using in the garden. I got cut from the same part about 5 mins after that. My friend has HIV. Is it possible for me to get HIV.
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Any answers for my question. Iam really scared
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There is no risk because the HIV virus can't survive outside the body--it becomes damaged on contact with air.
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Thanx. Can it get non infectious even in 5 mins. This person has HIV and so Iam worried
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Less than 5 minutes--we are talking seconds--if that.HIV is so fragile outside the body & isn't that a wonderful fact.
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So shud I forget about it. Is there no possibility to get HIV infection in this way!!
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Forget about it--there is no chance on earth you would contract HIV that way.
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The result at 8 weeks because of a separate exposure is it trusted. I did an Alere HIV  test and the result is neg. can it change.
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No,the result won't change.
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Is that confirmed that there is no HIV  at all. Some people say 90 days is conclusive. Pl answer.
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I have never seen an 8 week negative then go positive at 3 months.
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So, can I  just forget about the testing again and  am I HIV free after the test. Also, shud I not worry about the exposure I mentioned earlier about the cut I had after the person had the cut on the same area and had blood on it.
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Just test at 3 months and collect another negative.
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Do whatever you want, but personally I think it's a waste of time for you to test.  It is physically not possible to ever be infected with HIV by an inatimate object such as a garden tool or a knife or a chair or a doorknob or etc. People need to quit assuming HIV is around every corner because it's the easiest of all diseases to avoid:  just don't have unprotected sex and don't share drug needles with other druggies and you'll never get infected.
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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

As Webber correctly advised you it would, be a waste of money and resources.
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Thank. Even at 5 min interval posts no risk. I thought 5 min is a short time and the virus still Causes infectiousness.
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Kindly answer.
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HIV virus will be damaged once it is exposed to air even for a moment.. 5 minute is a quite long duration..so for sure , these are damaged..Secondly you are not going to CREATE a history with HIV infection in the way you described..There is no real cases ever heard from this type of activity..
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So I have to stop worrying about this. Do I need testing.
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you DON'T NEED A TESTING
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