Your sores were not bad enough for you to cover them. This means they are not the type of openings that would allow HIV infection. Apart from that, HIV isn't transmitted that way ((outside the body)). There may be people who say it is a risk. I would say it's not, and personally, I wouldn't even bother testing for this, let alone PEP.
Thanks I REALLY appreciate your answer, im literally in pain so scared. But are you sure of your assessment ?(JUST TO CLARIFY AGAIN WHEN HE TOUCHED MY CUTS WITH HIS SPERM ON HIS FINGERS MY CUTS WERE ACTUALLY BLEEDING, DOES THAT CHANGE ANYTHING ?)
One final question, I was told by my friend (nurse), that usually my situation is assessed to be no risk because, its assumed that:
1) Hiv dies once outside the body (but she says that it can take from seconds to minutes and because he ejaculated and directly touched my hand, The virus can still be alive and able to infect)
2) She also said I have a risk because my hand didn’t just bleed 1 or 2 drops, there was more than that. Hence there could be a transmission.
3) She also said usually its not confirmed if the man was positive or negative but since I was sure the guy was positive that puts me at a greater risk.
Im not saying she is correct, but if you can please clarify for me those points I would be so so thankful because at the moment I feel so scared and her information is scaring me more.
Hello people, I really need and would appreciate more opinions.. I don't know what to do at the moment and I'm very scared... Thanks again..
"basically my towel had a lot of small dots of blood on it"
This is the type of wound you had at the time of exposure. Again, this wasn't a big enough wound or a big enough opening for the virus. Gaping wounds that need immediate medical attention are the kind that could pose a risk. A minute amount of semen that was first on the person's hand and then transferred to yours on a minor wound isn't going to cause transmission.
At the end of the day, you can take whatever action you deem necessary.
Despite the fact that there is a person known to be positive involved, in MY opinion you were not at risk.
Guys hello, Can I please get another opinion please i really need it and all your help is much much appreicated.. thanks a lot..