So last Sunday I was feeling sick and went to the hospital. There, they gave me IV medication. The room was full of patients and nurses. When I was done and ready to leave, I asked a nurse to take off the needle that gives access to the vein. I think that I saw some red stain on her glove, but I'm not completely sure.
Regardless of what scenario I can imagine involving HIV transmission in this case, can I assume that, due to the fact that HIV gets inactive/dead when it leaves its host, they would be impossible to happen?
Thanks in advance.