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I am male. Protected vaginal with woman (unknown status) but she was apparently at the end of her menstrual cycle. Some traces of blood on the condom which was noticeable when removing the condom. I may have inadvertently spilled a slight trace of blood onto the head of my penis upon removing the condom--likely transmitted from my hand as I was gently trying to unroll the condom. I immediately washed (showered) the area and my hand.

Also, some brief cunnilingus. But because there may have been some slight blood, I am concerned. What's the risk? For anything? Please advise
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Seeing blood always scares people but with regards to HIV, touching blood is not a concern of transmission.  As long as the head of your penis was covered, you'd not have any risk for HIV.  HIV is only transmitted through unprotected vaginal or anal sex or sharing IV drug needles.  Air and saliva inactivate the virus.  So, no fear of HIV here.
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You can check out std here. https://www.medhelp.org/forums/STDs---STIs/show/98
I'm not sure about blood and other kinds of diseases though, like HEP. My dentist said it can live for 3 days so he fears it more than Covid - fwiw.
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Your situation involves personal contact with an object in air  ( blood, body fluids, 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.
hiv is fragile in air and saliva, unlike Covid.
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