today i was working on cardio on a elliptical and the bars to hold on to are very rough, and when i was done i had noticed that my hand was slightly bleeding. i always wipe the machine down before and after with disinfectant spray and when i noticed my hand was bleeding i used hand sanitizer and put on a bandaid. it is a public gym and people there are not very sanitary with the machines am i at risk at all for hiv?
Any time there is a possibility of fluid exchange then there is a possibility of infectious transfer. So yes the possibility is there, the probability is somewhat low but still exists. So if your worried, get yourself tested and start wearing sport gloves, you should be wearing them anyway, makes for better grip.
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