Quantcast

Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
Newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr Instagram
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
December 18, 2014, 10:40:27 PM

Login with username, password and session length


Members
  • Total Members: 24249
  • Latest: Scot
Stats
  • Total Posts: 649838
  • Total Topics: 49597
  • Online Today: 284
  • Online Ever: 585
  • (January 07, 2014, 02:31:47 PM)
Users Online

Welcome


Welcome to the POZ/AIDSmeds Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ/AIDSmeds community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Welcome to Am I Infected

IMPORTANT UPDATE
Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Welcome to the "Am I Infected?" POZ forum.

New members -- those who have posted three or fewer messages -- are permitted to post questions and responses, free of charge (make them count!). Ongoing participation in the "Am I Infected?" forum -- posting more than three questions or responses -- requires a paid subscription.

A seven-day subscription is $9.99, a 30-day subscription is $14.99 and a 90-day subscription is $24.99.

Anyone who needs to post more than three messages in the "Am I Infected?" forum -- including past, present and future POZ Forums members -- will need to subscribe, with secure payments made via PayPal.

There will be no charge to continue reading threads in the "Am I Infected?" forum, nor will there be a charge for participating in any of the Main Forums; Meds, Mind, Body & Benefits; and Off Topic Forums. Similarly, all POZ and AIDSmeds pages, including our "How is HIV Transmitted?" and "Am I Infected? (A Guide to Testing for HIV)" lessons, will remain accessible to all. 

NOTE: HIV testing questions will still need to be posted in the "Am I Infected?" forum; attempts to post HIV symptoms or testing questions in any other forums will be considered violations of our rules of membership and subject to time-outs and permanent bans.

To learn how to upgrade your Forums account to participate beyond three posts in the "Am I Infected?" Forum, please click here.

Thank you for your understanding and future support of the best online support service for people living with, affected by and at risk for HIV.

Author Topic: canker sores  (Read 2057 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline crazylady

  • Member
  • Posts: 3
canker sores
« on: December 18, 2007, 09:37:52 AM »
Has anyone ever got HIV from eating food that had blood on it?  Here the scenerio.  I went to a fast food joint for some french and I was sitting there eating I noticed the french fry lady had cuts on her knuckles and but was not bleeding.  Of course I freaked out but bu then i had eatten most of my fries.  What if she bled on the fires then i ate it??  Let me mention that since it winter I have terribly chapped lips and often have cuts on my lips that bleed so id say there are open sores?  also anyone know how long hiv blood survives outside the body?

Offline RapidRod

  • Member
  • Posts: 15,288
Re: blood on food?
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2007, 01:16:05 PM »
Read the lessons on transmission.

Offline Andy Velez

  • Global Moderator
  • Member
  • Posts: 25,363
Re: blood on food?
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2007, 05:07:05 PM »
The fast bottom line is absolutely and unequivocally NO! No one has ever become infected in that manner and you aren't going to become the first.

But you do need to become more HIV literate so do as Rod suggested and read the lesson on HIV transmission. This epidemic is going to be around for a longtime to come.

Cheers,
Andy Velez

Offline crazylady

  • Member
  • Posts: 3
canker sores
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2007, 01:34:22 PM »
is canker sores a early sign of hiv infection??

Offline RapidRod

  • Member
  • Posts: 15,288
Re: canker sores
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2007, 02:17:17 PM »
Read the posting guidelines in the "Welcome" thread and keep all your posts in your original thread

Offline Ann

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 28,140
  • It just is, OK?
    • Num is sum qui mentiar tibi?
Re: canker sores
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2007, 05:12:29 PM »
crazy,

I've merged your new thread into your original thread - where you should post all your additional thoughts or questions. It helps us to help you when you keep all your additional thoughts or questions in one thread.

If you need help finding your thread when you come here, click on the "Show own posts" link under your name in the left-hand column of any forum page.

Please also read through the Welcome Thread so you can familiarize yourself with our Forum Posting Guidelines. Thank you for your cooperation.

Canker sores are a sign of having canker sores. You did not have a risk of hiv infection, so whatever is causing your sores has nothing to do with hiv.

Ann
Condoms are a girl's best friend

Condom and Lube Info  



"...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

Offline crazylady

  • Member
  • Posts: 3
Re: canker sores
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2008, 05:58:06 PM »
One more question...Is a test done at exactly 12 weeks a conclusive result or should I repeat at one year?

Offline RapidRod

  • Member
  • Posts: 15,288
Re: canker sores
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2008, 07:20:38 PM »
Move on. You didn't have a risk and don't need testing.

 


Terms of Membership for these forums
 

© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.