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Misinformed need help ..

Today I was at a shop and the owner had a cut in his finger near nail. The skin was red near nail due to blood which I didn't notice I bought a card from the owner and I saw many different cards which the owner holded in his hand. At first I thought it might be nailpolish or something else because it was deep red but later I asked and he said that he had hurt himself with something. The blood solidified on his nail like a jelly I think. But what I'm fearing is that today while washing my clothes with hand I got a my cuticles skin peeled a bit deep. There was no blood coming from it. But was stung when I used sanitizer to wash my hand. Now I'm fearing that his blood might have came in contact with my broken cuticles and have caused me hiv. Please tell me what test can I have and at what time.
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Your situation involves personal contact with an object in air  ( clothing, maybe blood, etc.). No hiv worries, because you can't get hiv from personal contact except unprotected penetrating vaginal or anal, neither of which you did and you didn't share hollow needles to inject with which is the only other way to acquire hiv. Analysis of large numbers of infected people over the 40 years of hiv history has proven that people don't get hiv in the way you are worried is a risk.
HIV is a fragile virus in air or saliva and is effectively instantly dead in either air or saliva so the worst that could happen is dead virus rubbed you, and obviously anything which is dead cannot live again so you are good. Blood and cuts would not be relevant in your situation since the hiv has become effectively dead, so you don't have to worry about them to be sure that you are safe.
There is no reason for a person to test when they are safe. The advice took into consideration that the other person might be positive, so move on and enjoy life instead of thinking about this non-event. hiv prevention is straightforward since there are only 3 ways you can become infected, so next time you wonder if you had a risk, ask yourself this question. Did I do any of the 3? Then after you say "No, I didn't" then it's time to move on back to your happy life.
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HIV is transmitted in really specific ways.  These are not up for debate as they are well known.  HIV is only transmitted by unprotected vaginal or anal sex or sharing IV drug needles.  Touching blood or blood touching a cuticle issue will NOT transmit the virus.  Ever.  Air is involved which inactivates the virus.  So, this was zero risk.
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Thank you guys...This forum is one of the best
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