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Risk after blood in eye

Hi guys, I just had a quick question.  A few days ago there was a vehicle accident near my work and one of the victims was bleeding on the street.  After she was taken away by the ambulance a few other workers we’re trying to clean the blood with a water can and either blood or water mixture sprayed right in my eye.  I couldn’t make this up and didn’t think anything of it at first but was just wondering if I had and risk of infection here.  The accident happened in a high homeless population.

If it was blood in my eye would the fact of it being outside of the body make it not be infectious?

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You had no risk. HIV does not infect outside the body.
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Adults get HIV from unprotected vaginal or anal sex or sharing of IV drug needles.  Air inactivates the virus.  And you aren't even sure if it was blood mixed in.  So, no worry of HIV.  
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