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Povidone iodine bottle tip touches bleeding wound

I was at the gym and I got a wound on my hand (a bleeding pinch), approx. 0.5 cm wide. When one of the trainers went to put povidone iodine on the wound, he touched it a few times with the tip of the bottle, on the bleeding area (instead of letting the drops fall onto the wound, the 'put' the tip onto the wound). Is there a risk of contracting HIV if the tip previously touched someone else's bleeding wound in the same way? I know povidone iodine is disinfectant, but the outer part of the bottle tip does not come in contact with the povidone iodine, so I wonder if this zone of the bottle tip could be a possible way of transmission.
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Since you didn't answer the QUESTION I will do it for you. answer> No there wasn't a penis in my anus and the trainer didn't inject me with a hollow needle so I had no risk and should stop wasting my own time with irrelevant questions and instead move on.
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The only risks for HIV in adults are:
1) Having unprotected anal or vaginal sex, or
2) sharing intravenous needles with IV drug users.

There isn't any other situation that you can think of that would put you at risk for HIV.  HIV fluid on objects, such as a bottle, or on any other surface is not infectious.  You had ZERO risk for HIV and you don't need a test.
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Thanks for your answer. My concern is that the tip of the bottle could have touched someone else's blood before it touched my wound, and that it wasn't long enough exposed to the air (because the bottle is normally closed), so it didn't dry out.  Moreover, we were at the pool of the gym, where humidity is very high.
You are just re-stating your initial question and your concern.  You cannot get HIV from fluids on objects or surfaces, no matter what.
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Your situation involves personal contact with an object in air  (bottle, fluids, maybe blood  etc. ). You will be happy to learn that you had no risk, because you can't get hiv from personal contact except unprotected penetrating vaginal or anal with a penis, neither of which you did and you didn't share hollow needles to inject with which is the only other way to acquire hiv - there are ONLY 3 ways to get hiv. Note that 2 of them require a penis and the third requires a hollow injecting shared needle - there are no OTHER ways to get 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" you will know that it's time to move on back to your happy life.
No one got hiv from what you did during 40 years of hiv history and no one will get it in the next 40 years of your life either.  You can do what you did any time and be safe from hiv.
The other person's status is irrelevant when you have no exposure to live virus.
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