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My bleeding wound touched diluted blood when I was washing my hands

My co-worker was cut during construction and I got his blood on my hands.
I went to wash my hands immediately, but when I was washing my hands I found myself was also cut.
The water mixed with others blood flew over my bleeding cut.

I dont know if  he is infected actually.
How about the risk in this case if he was infected?This worries me.
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Your situation involves personal contact with an object in air  (finger,  hand, cuts, blood,  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 - there are only 3 ways to get 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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Thank you! That relieved me.
I concern a lot of conditions, like  bleeding wound touched by nurse's gloves when drawing blood, or having dinner together with oral wound.
I always worry about blood touched the wound. But according to you, all these situations seem to be all right?
There is no reason to worry about this situation, or any situation like this.

If you do not have unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse with someone of unknown HIV status, and if you do not share intravenous needles with other people, you will NEVER get HIV.
If it wasn't "all right" then we would all have hiv by now because everyone gets cuts that contact other people's wounds so hiv would keep spreading until everyone got it.
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