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I went for a normal physical for school about maybe 2 years ago and during the genital check up. I am not sure if the MALE doctor wore gloves or not when he checked my penis and sac, crotch area. Reason I am not sure is because I was looking up since it was pretty awkward in my opinion.

But let's just say he DIDN'T wear gloves during the genital, penis, sac area check. Would I get HIV from this?

Are doctor's allowed to work if they have HIV?

From what I know about the doctor is that he has a family and kids, etc.

It was a family doctor. In the United States btw.

I am MALE, btw. And not sure but I think I did masturbate maybe a day or 2 days prior to going to the checkup.

Am I at risk for HIV from this experience? and I REPEAT, he had NO GLOVES on, I'm guessing barehands after coming from another patient, I believe he washed his hand with soap before the examination.

But let's just say he had NO GLOVES, DIDN'T WASH HANDS from LAST PATIENT, and then checked my genital region.

So summary of scenario:
- No Gloves
- Did not wash hands from patient
- Barehands checking GENITAL region, penis, sac, crotch area.

Am I at risk?
« Last Edit: June 26, 2006, 01:26:02 PM by Worried Scott »

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Re: Worried about a Physical Checkup
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2006, 01:25:26 PM »
Read the Welcome Post. First post on the page. Then you will find your answer in the Transmission Lesson.

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Re: Worried about a Physical Checkup
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2006, 01:27:51 PM »
I've read it but it doesn't relate to my situation. Since how is "casual contact" meaning touching the penis and sac area as "Casual"? It's not the same as shaking hands.

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Re: Worried about a Physical Checkup
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2006, 01:33:03 PM »
Also the lessons state this under "How is HIV Transmitted?":

Transmission in healthcare settings. Healthcare professionals have been infected with HIV in the workplace, usually after being stuck with needles or sharp objects containing HIV-infected blood. As for HIV-positive healthcare providers infecting their patients, there have only been six documented cases, all involving the same HIV-positive dentist in the 1980s

How was this possible? And since my situation was with a healthcare "professional", which is a DOCTOR, was I at risk?

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Re: Worried about a Physical Checkup
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2006, 02:37:44 PM »
Worried,

Your situation does come under the heading of casual contact. Hiv is NOT transmitted via skin to skin contact.

Hiv is transmitted via unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse, through sharing needles to inject drugs and from mother to baby during birth and very, very, very rarely through GIVING blowjobs.

You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL STIs together. To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with a sexually transmitted infection.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

Anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results. Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv.

Use condoms for intercourse and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple.

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Re: Worried about a Physical Checkup
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2006, 03:07:22 PM »
Can I ask Question in this thread because I have the same situation. How about Rectal Examination? Is that also Casual contact that I dont need to worry about hiv?

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Re: Worried about a Physical Checkup
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2006, 03:45:09 PM »
Question,

NO. Asking questions in another person's thread is called thread hijacking. Please do not do it. You need to keep all your additional thoughts or questions in your own, original thread.

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Re: Worried about a Physical Checkup
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2006, 06:55:06 PM »
Worried,

Your situation does come under the heading of casual contact. Hiv is NOT transmitted via skin to skin contact.

Hiv is transmitted via unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse, through sharing needles to inject drugs and from mother to baby during birth and very, very, very rarely through GIVING blowjobs.

You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL STIs together. To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with a sexually transmitted infection.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

Anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results. Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv.

Use condoms for intercourse and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple.

Ann


So you're saying I'm worried over nothing right?

Despite the doctor not wearing gloves to examining the penis, sac area during the yearly physical examination?

Also, a different scenario.

I was walking at a board walk and so happens to be a man walking close to me, I noticed that around his neck to mouth had these really noticable "bumps" they were fleshy colored. Could these have been an STD he had or something? And would contact with him or just being next to him give it to me?
« Last Edit: June 26, 2006, 06:57:43 PM by Worried Scott »

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Re: Worried about a Physical Checkup
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2006, 07:04:30 PM »
Worried, your questions reveal a fundamental lack of knowledge about how HIV is transmitted. That's something which is not acceptable because we are going to be living with this epidemic for a longtime to come.

There was not even remotely any risk of HIV transmission in either of the scenarios you have brought up. The reason you didn't find anything about either specifically in the lesson on this site is because neither of your incidents was one in which HIV infection was possible. There was no exchange of bodily fluilds.

You seem to be rather unduly concerned about having your genitals handled by your doctor, but that's a separate issue for you to sort out. We have bodies and sometimes we have to be in uncomfortable situations for medical purposes. That's just how it goes sometimes.

Make sure you know the basics about HIV. Most importantly, the only real risk for sexual transmission is via unprotected vaginal or anal intercourse. So long as you always use a condom for those activities you're "covered" so to speak.

This is not an HIV situation. Only your lack of knowledge about HIV is alarming.

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Re: Worried about a Physical Checkup
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2006, 07:06:46 PM »
So you're saying I'm worried over nothing right?

Despite the doctor not wearing gloves to examining the penis, sac area during the yearly physical examination?

Also, a different scenario.

I was walking at a board walk and so happens to be a man walking close to me, I noticed that around his neck to mouth had these really noticable "bumps" they were fleshy colored. Could these have been an STD he had or something? And would contact with him or just being next to him give it to me?


Scott,

You're rapidly getting into crazy territory here. You are worrying over nothing. You don't have be concerned about HIV transmission from the examination performed by your doctor nor the boardwalk scenario. Please re-read the advice you've been given in this thread and the Welcome Thread.

MtD

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Re: Worried about a Physical Checkup
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2006, 07:36:49 PM »
Okay, I think I'm started to "get it" that it was no risk.

But please one last, you guys realize I'm only worried because of the doctor having NO gloves on right?

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Re: Worried about a Physical Checkup
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2006, 07:44:44 PM »
What is there to worry about? Unless you think he's a perv.

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Re: Worried about a Physical Checkup
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2006, 07:53:44 PM »
Well, I don't think that, but I mean normally they would wear gloves, so if he didn't wear gloves, what's the point of gloves then?

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Re: Worried about a Physical Checkup
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2006, 07:57:26 PM »
Scott,

You're right he should have worn gloves. Not because an examination of this nature poses any risk for HIV transmission (it doesn't) but universal cross infection procedures dictate that he should. It's just hygienic for clinicians to wear gloves when examining their patients. Especially the nibbly bits. It's called best practice.

But you don't have to worry about HIV.

Ya dig?

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Re: Worried about a Physical Checkup
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2006, 08:01:13 PM »
Ah alright, an answer that incoperates my actual fear from this eperience. Thanks, alot for the help forum.

And what do you mean by "universal cross infection"?

Sorry for MORE questions leading out from answers, but I really just want to gain as much knowledge as possible.

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Re: Worried about a Physical Checkup
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2006, 08:05:03 PM »
And what do you mean by "universal cross infection"?

Universal cross infection procedures are a set of rules that clinicians use to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases in a clinical setting. It includes basic things like washing hands between patients, not reusing equipment like needles and syringes, sterlising other equipment, wearing gloves when conducting examinations or performing invasive procedures.

Don't fret babe. Your doctor didn't place you at risk of HIV infection from the examination you've described.

MtD

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Re: Worried about a Physical Checkup
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2006, 08:06:01 PM »
Or from any other STD's right?

Last question out of this post, seriously^^  ;)

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« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2006, 08:11:28 PM »
Or from any other STD's right?

Last question out of this post, seriously^^ 


Nor from any other STD's, Scott.

MtD

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Re: Worried about a Physical Checkup
« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2006, 08:12:55 PM »
Ok thank you for all the help everybody.

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Re: Worried about a Physical Checkup
« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2006, 06:08:37 PM »
Okay I'm back with a different question.

Is it possible to get any STDs/HIV infections through toilet paper rolls? Like in a public bathroom sort of deal or even family home, when a female uses the toilet paper to wipe after peeing or taking a dump, they may take more peices of paper in the process, and not cleaning hands so sometimes touching the rest of the roll with their hands after touching their vagina area.

So could there still be possible STD infection or HIV infection in the roll of toilet paper next to the toilet after the uses?

Like if you happen to use the rest of the toilet paper to masturbate for male. Still on ROLL but after someone used some of it, as in touching the "clean" portion of the roll, which you happen to take.
« Last Edit: June 28, 2006, 06:10:22 PM by Worried Scott »

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Re: Worried about a Physical Checkup
« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2006, 06:48:31 PM »
The short and resounding answer is NO!

Listen, stop with all of these what if situations, please. HIV is a fragile virus and it's transmitted in very particular ways, all of which are thoroughly covered in the lesson on transmission and further in the lesson on testing. If you just follow some very simple guidelines about safer sex you will be fine.

You can forget about all of these fancy scenarios your mind is coming up with. We get this kind of stuff all the time -- cum and/or possibly blood on doorknobs, nicks in a barbershop, splashes of bloody water, etc. All they speak to is not getting what the real HIV issues are and frankly, perhaps a lack of experience sexually.

You're bothering yourself unnecessarily.

No kidding.

Cheers,
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Re: Worried about a Physical Checkup
« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2006, 07:05:47 PM »
Even STD's though or any bacteria from the other person using the toilet paper? If they're using more than one "wipe" as in going for more rolls while their hands have touched the sexual organ regions?

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« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2006, 07:32:04 PM »
Scott, like Andy and other's have already told you.

NO.
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Re: Worried about a Physical Checkup
« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2006, 08:25:07 PM »
Yes, but STD's are easy to transmit through contact though aren't they? So wouldn't if there was bacteria from the person getting the toilet paper still have the STD?

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Re: Worried about a Physical Checkup
« Reply #24 on: June 28, 2006, 10:54:03 PM »
Scott, if you are really worried you have an STI, then please by all means go and get tested for what ever STI's you believe you may be at risk of having contracted, regardless of what you have been told here, because you certainly aren't happy with the information you have been provided thus far.
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Re: Worried about a Physical Checkup
« Reply #25 on: July 07, 2006, 10:56:40 PM »

I was at the computer and got out real quick and cut myself on the legs of the chair, and it bled. Now I had someone else get me a bandaid while I was washing the blood off. Is it possible to spread HIV this way? I don't have HIV but it's still blood. Someone helped me put it on since it was at a really akward angle for me to put it on. Also I put my leg on the bathroom sink and I'm worried that little droplet of blood might have gotten on the sink.

Would it be possible for someone to get HIV if they helped me put a bandaid on?

Would it be possible for someone to get HIV if they touched the blood on the sink?

Is it possible for some infection of HIV from your own blood?

I don't have HIV, btw, but can HIV come from someone without HIV from touching blood?

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« Reply #26 on: July 08, 2006, 05:17:19 AM »
Scott,

I don't even know where to begin. You display a fundamental lack of understanding, something that might be more understandable if this were your first visit to this website. I beginning to wonder if you aren't playing games here.

You cannot transmit a virus you do not have. Hiv infection must come from a person who has hiv infection. Hiv does not spontaneously create itself out of thin air - or thin blood for that matter.

Please read through the Welcome Thread and the HIV Transmission Lesson in particular. You've been asked to do this before now - do it.

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Re: Worried about a Physical Checkup
« Reply #27 on: July 08, 2006, 07:51:39 PM »
Okay thanks for the reply, and no I am not playing games.

But I have a question though.

I now have bandaids over the "wounds". A day after the incident,  I masturbated and then took a shower. If there was still cum around my penis, and the water from the shower "carried" the remaining cum from around my penis and "drizzled" down my leg and around the "wound" could that do any harm?

 I realize no HIV, but could I get some sort of infection from having possibily cum get into my wound?
« Last Edit: July 08, 2006, 07:53:24 PM by Worried Scott »

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Re: Worried about a Physical Checkup
« Reply #28 on: July 08, 2006, 09:07:53 PM »
You can't infect yourself. Period...

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« Reply #29 on: July 08, 2006, 09:12:12 PM »
I agree with Ann. Assuming for a moment that the poster is not messing with the forum, s/he has concerns that go so far beyond our ability to educate that I see no purpose in participating in further conversation.

Not to be harsh... but certainly not wanting any of the people here to waste more precious time.

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Re: Worried about a Physical Checkup
« Reply #30 on: July 08, 2006, 10:44:24 PM »
Okay, I do realize all my concerns are silly and sorry if I am offending anyone thinking I am using this forum as a form of entertainment.

I'll keep all my future posts strictly to actual HIV risks instead of concerns over every little thing to my body that I am concerned about.

Thanks for the re-assurance for this situation though.

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« Reply #31 on: July 15, 2006, 12:13:54 PM »
Okay, I am really sorry for coming back with yet another situation I was in.

Just today I ate a leftover hoagie in the fridge which I ate 2/3 the day before. This morning I wake up to eat the 1/3 left of the hoagie and something in the hoagie was "stuck" onto the border of one of my tooth and the gums, and it went into my gums like a needle. I got it out afer a few tries and looked at it and couldn't make out what it was really, it was a bit red, probably due to it going into my gums, probably? I'm not sure.

But now I am worried that there could have been something on this sharp object in my hoagie. Possibly with HIV blood or maybe something else?

This was just a italian hoagie where there shouldn't have been anything hard in it. It didn't look like a needle but more like "crab shell" thin and sharp object.

Yes, I realize all my posts containing these "risks" are really silly, but I'm really worried.

Just say this DID have HIV on it or something else bad contained like poison, could it survive in the refridgerator for maybe  3-6 hours?

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« Reply #32 on: July 15, 2006, 12:29:29 PM »
Worried,
You may have more issues then meets the eye (Not HIV related).  I would suggest getting counseling.  I have done counseling and it is wonderful.
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Re: Worried about a Physical Checkup
« Reply #33 on: July 15, 2006, 12:40:27 PM »
What do you mean?

And with this weird object in my hoagie sub, is there anything else I shoud be at risk of? Like possibly poison on it or something else that can harm me?

Are there any forums dedicated to teeth and dental stuff?

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« Reply #34 on: July 15, 2006, 12:45:23 PM »
I was talking mentally.  I really suggest seeing therapist.  I have loved the ones I have seen over the years.
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« Reply #35 on: July 15, 2006, 01:23:34 PM »
Worried Scott,

The sharp object was almost certainly a sliver of bone.

I think you need to spend some time reading some of the other posts in this forum to get a grasp of what does and doesn't pose a risk of hiv infection.

Am I wrong in assuming you are pretty young.... perhaps a teenager?? 

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Re: Worried about a Physical Checkup
« Reply #36 on: July 15, 2006, 10:43:28 PM »
Yes, you're right, I'm 15.

Thanks for the reply as I do see this poses no risk.

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« Reply #37 on: July 16, 2006, 05:24:01 AM »
Scott,

Hiv is not something you need to worry about in normal, day to day activities. Hiv is primarily spread through unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse and that's pretty much it. Hiv quickly becomes damaged and unable to infect when it is outside the human body.

As long as you use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions, you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple, Scott. Read through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you know how to use those condoms correctly. Buy a few and practice with them so you know what you're doing when the time comes.

Please learn about these things Scott. While nothing you've brought to this website has been a risk, you need to know what the REAL risks are and how to protect yourself.

Use condoms and avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple.

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« Reply #38 on: July 21, 2006, 07:48:26 PM »
I know this isn't exactly HIV, but since most people here knowledgable about STDs, could somebody explain this?

When I was younger, probably 2-3 years ago I was showering and I was cleaning my penis, note I am circumsized. And I was cleaning the little foreskin near the head of the penis and there was this "white" stuff there. I easily cleaned it out, but was wondering what this was? I no longer have this there anymore and it was sort of a one time finding I guess. I don't remember what it looked like or felt like but only thing I can describe would be white "cheese-like".

Could this have been a buildup of something from not cleaning that part of the penis over the years? Since I didn't do thorough cleaning before that day.

Or does this seem like some kind of STD?

Note though, I used to masturbate with this hand lotion, could leftovers that got stuck there have caused this?

Keep in mind, I've seen this only once and my penis doesn't have this anymore.

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Re: Worried about a Physical Checkup
« Reply #39 on: July 22, 2006, 04:55:08 AM »
Scott,

You do not get STDs from yourself. You can only get one from sexual activity with another person. The "cheese" you saw is normal.

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Re: Worried about a Physical Checkup
« Reply #40 on: July 22, 2006, 03:18:51 PM »
So was it just dirty residue built up over time?

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« Reply #41 on: July 24, 2006, 06:16:44 AM »
Worried Scott,

Two or three years ago??  Cheese??  C'mon..... you're young, but you're not that young.

You may want to entertain the possibility that you're getting paranoid.

I vote for the dirty residue (for the record).

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Re: Worried about a Physical Checkup
« Reply #42 on: August 11, 2006, 01:37:31 AM »
Okay thanks.

Okay, I just went to a cardiologist today and had an echocardiogram done. The ultrasound thing where they apply a jelly onto you.

But I heard it's not supposed to hurt but at times where she put the thing for a longer time, I felt this pricking sensation. Not needle prick but it was "pricking" me. Sort of like as if it was a little bumpy.

I dont know why but now I'm worried I got something injected into me. Or does pressure on your bones with something like the thing where the person puts over your chest hurt as if a pricking sensation?

And is it possible for a doctor to purposely put HIV or other disease into you by doing a echocardiogram? I'm not sure if I had it before, but after I saw near chest/stomach area a few red dots as if a needle was there. Yet during the actual echocardiogram I felt no needle. But could the gel applied on your chest cause me not to feel it?

Are there different ways of injecting stuff into people besides a needle? Like can it "seep" in through skin?
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Re: Worried about a Physical Checkup
« Reply #43 on: August 11, 2006, 01:52:34 AM »
Worried Scott,

OK, that's it.....  you are officially paranoid!!  This is not an HIV situation, it's a mental problem.

Unfortunately we can't help you with that.... see a counselor about these delusions of persecution.

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Re: Worried about a Physical Checkup
« Reply #44 on: August 11, 2006, 01:21:16 PM »
Well, I mean it was an echocardiogram but what if the doctors and people doing it were corrupt?

If something was injected into me, would I "feel" it going in me? Like you know from normal shots, you sort of feel the injection in your body and it becomes a bit numb?

And are ALL the Hepititis viruses already immunized from the shots you get at normal doctor visits throughout your life? And many other viruses?
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« Reply #45 on: August 11, 2006, 01:25:26 PM »
I urge you to seek professional mental health counseling. This forum cannot help you.

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Re: Worried about a Physical Checkup
« Reply #46 on: August 11, 2006, 09:08:12 PM »
Okay but please answer this question.

What type of hepetitis shots are given from birth to teenage years, etc.?

And if you get these shots, is it still possible to get any form of hepititis?

And is it possible to tell if you have had a needle in you? Like whats the characteristics of the needle wound?

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« Reply #47 on: August 11, 2006, 09:34:44 PM »
Okay but please answer this question.

What type of hepetitis shots are given from birth to teenage years, etc.?

And if you get these shots, is it still possible to get any form of hepititis?

And is it possible to tell if you have had a needle in you? Like whats the characteristics of the needle wound?


We are an HIV/AIDS website. We don't deal with the hepatides. The tone and style of your questions (especially the last one) demonstrate that you need to seek the assistance of a mental health professional.

I urge you to do so. We can assist you no further.

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Re: Worried about a Physical Checkup
« Reply #48 on: August 12, 2006, 05:10:22 AM »
Scott,

Hepatitis vaccinations are not given as part of childhood immunisations. You have to request them specifically.

The help you need is outside the scope of this website. I suggest you seek the assistance of a mental health care professional to help you deal with your concerns. There is nothing more we can do for you here.

If you insist on continuing to use this forum as a clearinghouse for your anxieties, I will be forced to give you a time out as detailed in the Welcome Thread's posting guidelines.

Please consider yourself warned.
 
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Real worried about Tetanus from touching a rusty nail on beach....
« Reply #49 on: August 15, 2006, 10:07:57 PM »
I was at the beach and my brother picked up a rusty nail on the sand. He threw it away on the beach, but I'm worried if he could have gotten Tetanus from this exposure.

He says he didn't step on it or anything, and from what I saw, I saw no wounds.

But will touching a RUSTY NAIL cause Tetanus?

And do infants-childhood shots given by doctors include vacination against Tetanus? And at what age is it given?

Also, is Tetanus something that you can get without even knowing you have it? Like HIV for example, some people may have it for years before even knowing they have it. Or is Tetanus something you'd know in a matter of days?

 


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