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Wound to blood, please help i'm so worried

Last week, I accompanied my friend to do a preoperative blood test. After the blood was drawn, I helped him hold the cotton swab and his arm. During this, his blood flow or splash onto the wound of my arm, there was obvious Blood of his on my wound, maybe several drops. Since I didn’t realize the HIV risk at the time, I didn’t clean and deal with the blood in time.
My wound was a needle stick wound that was left when I took a blood test the afternoon before,and my wound had passed 12 hours. But I did not pay attention to whether my wound was still bleeding at that time.
Yesterday, I learned that this friend's HIV test was positive, which put me into extreme fear. I was wondering if it was dangerous for my wound to come into contact with his fresh blood.
Do I need to go for a HIV test? I have asked a doctor at the hospital. The doctor told me that this situation is very risky and requires me to check after 3 months. Is this true? if not, How much risk I real have?
Please help me, I'm really need help, I am now in a terrible fear and anxiety.
Wish God bless you and me.
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Thank you very much for both of you, your answers are so encouraging, really thanks!!
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You should forget about this non event and move on to your normal life.
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You mean that I don’t have any risk of infection, when my wound is stained with fresh blood from HIV patients, right? what if my needle wound (caused by a blood test 12 hours before) is not completely healed, is there any risk? Thank you very much.
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You CANNOT get HIV this way, ever.  The only danger involving blood would be when two people are bleeding so badly that they both need medical attention, with large, open wound flowing with blood.  The blood of one person must get into the bloodstream of another person.  This cannot happen with minor cuts, scrapes, or punctures.  An example of an event that could present a danger is if two people are in a major car accident together and both people require urgent medical attention to stop bleeding.
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Your situation involves personal contact with an object in air  (his wound contacting your wound which is not a risk for hiv.) No 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 was no hiv risk to clean at the time because it was dead hiv. Your doctor does not know much about hiv, so I understand why his wrong advice has scared you. Do not waste your time worrying or testing for this non event. People get cut daily in barber shops from barbers who are also cut and no one gets hiv.
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