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I was sitting behind some1 on a golf cart. If they were bleeding could the wind blow blood back in my mouth and eyes and I get hiv? Severe hiv anxiety

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Address these fears

I think you understand that these fears are utterly unrealistic.
During the old days, with several million families living with one member positive, there was not a single infection that was not due to sex or sharing needles. You can't go through life like this. You are already getting mental health care, which is a sign of strength and wisdom on your part. Ask about CBT or other Rx for HIV fear.

In brief: Address these fears

I think you understand that these fears are utterly unrealistic.
During the old days, with several million families living with one member positive, there was not a single infection that was not due to sex or sharing needles. You can't go through life like this. You are already getting mental health care, which is a sign of strength and wisdom on your part. Ask about CBT or other Rx for HIV fear.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: Extremely unlikely

Not impossible, but statistically extremely unlikely.

In brief: Extremely unlikely

Not impossible, but statistically extremely unlikely.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Beverly Dexter
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: HIV worries

HIV is transmitted through body fluids and tissue exposed directly, but it would likely have to be exposure to a large amount of infected blood, and unlikely that you could contract the infection through the eyes.
With tears and blinking as a normal response when something gets in the eye, you would normally have to have an open wound. But I recommend that you see an HIV educated therapist

In brief: HIV worries

HIV is transmitted through body fluids and tissue exposed directly, but it would likely have to be exposure to a large amount of infected blood, and unlikely that you could contract the infection through the eyes.
With tears and blinking as a normal response when something gets in the eye, you would normally have to have an open wound. But I recommend that you see an HIV educated therapist
Dr. Beverly Dexter
Dr. Beverly Dexter
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
It is understandable that people are afraid of HIV. Thanks for a sensible and compassionate answer.
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Unrealistic fears

Your fear of infection is a bit unrealistic.
Although not impossible, it is very highly unlikely. Was the person in front of you HIV positive? If not, your chances are zero.

In brief: Unrealistic fears

Your fear of infection is a bit unrealistic.
Although not impossible, it is very highly unlikely. Was the person in front of you HIV positive? If not, your chances are zero.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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