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Dropped tampon inside applicator inside busy public

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Dropped tampon inside applicator inside busy public restroom. Cleaned applicator with wet wipe and used it. Terrified now I may have contracted hiv.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
My question is if this is possible or likely. Also wonder about other potential ill effects.
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question,
I’m Dr. Saha and I’ll try to help you.
I understand your anxiety.
The risk of HIV infection is near to very low.
HIV virus does not live long outside the body.
However, if not properly cleaned, other bacterial infection may enter.
At this stage, you do not need to worry much as the tampon was inside the applicator.
If possible, please change the tampon as soon as you can.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
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