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I entered a bus and where I sitted a woman was sitting there before she alighted and I didn't know there was a blood stain there maybe from her menses,when I stood up there was a stain on my skirt and it touched my underwear, if that blood is a hiv positive blood, and it entered inside my vagina, will I be infected
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No hiv is instantly dead in air or in saliva. otherwise everyone in America would be infected by now because people have bleeding cuts every month. If a person was infected, all of their blood would have hiv in it, so everyone would be infected by now from touching hiv positive people's cuts against their own. hiv is not like Covid which is robust in air so you had no risk.
Only non sexual risk for hiv is sharing hollow needles you use to inject with, and sitting on a bus seat does not involve a hollow needle.
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AnxiousNoMore, I didn't understand your answer, please can you answer my question in a way I will understand, I'm said I sat on a bus seat that has blood stain on it, i didn't said I have cuts
Your situation involves personal contact with an object in air  ( blood, seat, maybe saliva, 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, 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" 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.
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So, here is what is important. HIV is inactivated by air.  Therefore, sitting on a blood stain would NOT transmit the virus. What you describe is NOT a risk in any way.  
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If I have a broken skin and the blood touched there, won't it be a risk?
HIV is transmitted by having unprotected anal or vaginal sex, or by sharing intravenous needles with other people.  If you don't do either of those activities with someone of unknown HIV status, you will NEVER have to worry about HIV.

You can't get HIV without have unprotected intercourse or sharing IV needles, so obviously you didn't have a risk.
"If I have a broken skin and the blood touched there, won't it be a risk?" No,. Reread about QUESTION and ANSWER then move on since a hollow needle was not used to inject you - you just sat on a seat.
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