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Offline kams

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massage machine
« on: October 02, 2008, 07:23:40 AM »
Dear Experts .

I saw a small massage machine at my friend house , and I use it , but this machine have a sharp edge “ bad design,Chinese made “ on the middle so I cut my arm , it was a long cut around 2 inch , not deep at all , it s like a paper cut  ,little  bleeding on the top and bottom  bounds and red , so I said to my friend oops I cut my arms and he replied that he cut also his leg minutes before my visit and show me the cut , it was like mine but bleeding so good.

Knowing that my friend is sexually active with sex workers , did I had any risk of HIV ? do I need any test and if yes , when ?

Thank You and wish you the best , you are doing a great work .

Kam

Offline RapidRod

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Re: massage machine
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2008, 07:35:24 AM »
No you don't need to test and no you did not have a risk. Take the time to read the lessons on transmission. You can find the link in the "Welcome" thread.

Offline kams

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Re: massage machine
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2008, 07:44:26 AM »
Thank You for your prompt reply , I really appreciate that , can I ask Mr Andy Or Ann to send me a reply explaining why I m not at risk.
I did read lessons , and what pushed me to send my question that you are talking about HIV transfer through sharp instruments and I think this massage machine must be considered as sharp thing .

Kam

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Re: massage machine
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2008, 09:59:45 AM »
HIV is a fragile virus. It does not survive in a viable manner on environmental surfaces such as you have described, even IF there had been exposure of the machine to someone who is HIV+.

You are worrying needlessly. The risks sexually for HIV transmission are quite simple: unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse. And they are easily avoided by always using a condom for those activities.

You have no cause for concern about your recent experience with the machine. 
Andy Velez

Offline kams

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Re: massage machine
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2008, 10:09:05 AM »
dear Mr Andy

My concern is not the machine used by an HIV+ person , my concern was the blood on the machine due to my friend leg cut few minutes before my cut "little little bleeding".

I have a friend with HIV+ and we are so close and i m  well educated about HIV transmission , but it s my first time that i really care because of the blood

Kam

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: massage machine
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2008, 10:27:58 AM »
It was not a risk. Period. Dried blood on the machine or even fresh blood would not have been a risk.
Andy Velez

Offline kams

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Re: massage machine
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2008, 11:50:02 AM »
and what about this sharp instruments in your lesson ??

Offline kams

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Re: massage machine
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2008, 02:16:11 PM »
it s from your website :

Transmission in health care 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

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Re: massage machine
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2008, 02:45:25 PM »
kams,

CONTAINING blood means the blood was INSIDE something, not on the surface.

You know, there are two other members currently on time outs for posting very similar concerns about blood in the environment - and funny enough, they post from the same ISP as you do, in a country we rarely get traffic from. I strongly suspect all three accounts are the same person, so don't push my patience. If I have to ban the whole ISP you're posting from to get you to lay off, I will.

Ann
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Offline kams

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Re: massage machine
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2008, 03:18:10 PM »
Dear Ann

Ok to be so frank , yes I m the same person , and I m really sorry to do that but actually I have my reasons !!

sorry
« Last Edit: October 02, 2008, 03:36:42 PM by kams »

Offline kams

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Re: massage machine
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2008, 03:39:35 PM »
Dear Ann

i m asking you please if possible to delete all the 3 posts !!?

Offline Ann

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Re: massage machine
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2008, 04:04:30 PM »
Kams,

When I say "Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you'll avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple." does it look to you like I'm saying you can also get it from blades etc? No. It means is that as long as you use condoms for sexual intercourse, you'll be ok where hiv is concerned.

Nothing you've brought to us in any of your accounts have been risks for hiv infection, as you have been repeatedly told.

Now I'm banning you permanently for contravening our posting guidelines when specifically asked not to when being given time outs.

Ann
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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

 


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