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Hiv through nose and eye?

Hi,  I have not had sex in nearly 10 years because I am afraid of HIV even with a condom. I feel it could break. Last night i got very hot with a date and i ended up giving him oral with a condom ( which I also have not done oral in 10 years).  We then switched to hand job and when he came I tried to duck but some sperm flew and hit the edge of my nose and some got in my hair and dripped into my eye. Some got on my breast-- maybe my nipple. Also some on my hand.
I had a manicure a few days ago and the manicurist made a small cut near my nail. Are any of these risks? Do police officers get tested for hiv as part of their medical check? Thank you
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HIV can only infect inside the body. Once exposed to ambient air, HIV loses its ability to infect and that's why what happened to you is not a risk.
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Thank you for your response.  You said hiv  can only infect inside the body but İ have heard of needles still having hiv infected blood in them after 39 days.  How could this be if it dies outside the body
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The only ways HIV is spread are:
-Unprotected anal/vaginal penetrations.
-Sharing needles to inject drugs.
-Mother to child.

Condoms are meant to work properly, as they were invented to do so. They are actually the only real way to fight against HIV in terms of prevention. I think you should seek for a therapist because is not normal to be afraid of having sex even with condom.

All the best.
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I'm sorry you deal with so much anxiety that being intimate with a partner is so worrisome.  As the risks have been stated, unprotected vaginal or anal intercourse or sharing of IV drug needles, you can prevent HIV.  Use condoms during sex.  Have a regular partner that you both test for HIV and if both negative, you can have a relationship of trust and not have all this worry while enjoying sex.  Just food for thought.  And you can also treat your anxiety so that you don't have to give up things that should be enjoyed in healthy adults.

As to this situation, as the others have said, it isn't risk for HIV.  HIV is inactivated by air and saliva.  Therefore, semen getting to the places you say would not transmit HIV.  

As to your question about needles and HIV 39 days later.  Pricking yourself with a needle would not transmit the virus.  The needle point was exposed to air.  However, injectable IV needles in which the plunger is used can infect someone.  However, 39 days would be highly unlikely.  And the situation of being injected is also highly unlikely.  That is anxiety driven 'what if' thinking.  But the air inactivates say a needle laying on ground you'd step on.  You can't get infected that way.  
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