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Hiv from possibly bloody toilet paper?

While using a public restroom my 8 year old daughter was unwinding the toilet paper. I was across the bathroom and saw a very dark blob on the tissue. Before I could stop her from using it she wiped. She later said she saw it but didn't think anything of it. My concern is that if it was hiv+ fresh blood could she have gotten infected this way? She has been to two different doctors. The first doctor said there is a chance and she needs to be tested but that we have to wait 6 months. The second doctor said no testing and that while gross she is fine. I am very worried and confused about the conflicting information. Please help.
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No need testing,No hiv.
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Fluids outside of the body or a vacuum are never infectious for HIV.  Only risks are unprotected vaginal/anal sex and sharing IV drug needles.  HIV transmission doesn't happen with blood on any object, no matter what/
Thank you. Even if fresh positive blood came in direct contact with her genitals? I am so afraid from the conflicting information. If she was your daughter you wouldn't worry and you wouldn't have her tested? Thank you for your time.
anyone here will stand by the answer given, based off experts information given on HIV transmission.  I think the first Dr. is not very knowledgeable on HIV, your second Dr is correct.
Yes, just reread the word "never" or else the below for your answer.
She had no risk for HIV so any test would be a waste of time.  There are only 3 ways HIV can be transmitted and she didn't do any of them.

HIV is instantly inactivated in air and also in saliva which means it is effectively dead so it can't infect from touching, external rubbing or oral activities. It doesn't matter if she and they were actively bleeding or had cuts at the time either because the HIV is effectively dead.  
Only 3 adult risks are the following:
1. unprotected penetrating vaginal with a penis
2. unprotected penetrating anal sex with a penis
3. sharing needles that you inject with. Knowing these 3 are all you need to know to protect yourself against HIV. The situation you describe is a long way from any of these 3.
Even with blood, lactation, cuts, rashes, burns, etc the air or the saliva does not allow inactivated virus to infect from touching, external rubbing or oral activities.  The above HIV science is 40 years old and very well established.
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