you are not at risk
you need to stop worrying about this
if this WERE blood
which is very hard to imagine
the person whose blood it was would need to be VERY ill with HIV
and blood would need to hit your skin where it was open and cracked
and then you would simply need to be very unlucky indeed
there is absolutely no reason for you to worry about this
but I suspect you understand that this is part of your OCD
and not rational
if you can understand that
then maybe you can stop worrying about this
Deep down I understand that it is my OCD talking and I really will try to stop worrying about it. It is just hard at times.I appreciate your answer.
you are most welcome
the risk of contracting HIV is really very proportional to mucous membrane exposure
if I, as a doctor, have an HIV patient who bleeds on me a small bit
I am not worried at all
if this same patient spits at me I am still not worried
if I get stuck with a needle that has been used on this patient I am a bit worried
is the needle solid or hollow?
if solid I am not worried
if it is hollow and has been used to draw blood from the HIV patient then I am a bit concerned
and I ask if the HIV patient is ill or not
and if not ill I am not so worried
if ill I want to know their 'viral load'
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX really comforting to read.
and then I make a decision about whether to take medicines which might prevent infection with HIV
but if I'm walking down the street
and some kind of fluid hits me
and I think it might be blood
as a physician
I am not, at all, worried about this incident
Ok. Thank you again, it has made me calm down a bit :)