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HIV Fresh blood splash to my left eye

Dear Doctors and Experts,

First of all, Please don't mind my English, since I'm not a native speaker. Now a day, I'm living with my colleague who was diagnosed HIV+ last month.
Yesterday evening, we were doing the cooking, and he carelessly cut his finger, and suddenly shook his hand. Then a few small droplets of blood splash to my left eye. Right now, I'm so nervous about the encounter. Do have a risk of getting HIV?
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Do I have a risk of getting HIV?
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You had no risk so a test would be a waste of time.
HIV is instantly inactivated in air and also in saliva which means it is effectively dead so it can't infect from touching, external rubbing or oral activities. It doesn't matter if you and they were actively bleeding or had cuts at the time either because the HIV is effectively dead.  
Only 3 adult risks are the following:
1. unprotected penetrating vaginal with a penis
2. unprotected penetrating anal sex with a penis
3. sharing needles that you inject with. Knowing these 3 are all you need to know to protect yourself against HIV. The situation you describe is a long way from any of these 3.
Even with blood, lactation, cuts, rashes, burns, etc the air or the saliva does not allow inactivated virus to infect from touching, external rubbing or oral activities. Doctors have calculated the risk from what you describe to be less than that of being hit by a meteor. The above HIV science is 40 years old and very well established, so no detail that you can add to your encounter will change it from zero risk. that blood was long dead before it got to your eye.
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Thanks you so much AnxiousNoMore for your respond! I was wondering how long that HIV in blood survive outside the body?  Because it’s too sudden (less than a second, maybe 0.2 second) that the HIV+blood come out from his cut finger and splash to my left eye. I mean that he carelessly cut his finger, and he suddenly (0.2 second from the time of cutting his finger) shook his hand and splash hiv blood to eye.
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he already answered your question about if you have a risk, and you do not. any of the other questions or info will not change your zero risk. stop worrying.
Thank you so much laxus2012!
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