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Offline tiresome

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a nosey question
« on: March 04, 2007, 10:04:58 AM »
Just need a little info with regard to a silly situation that has been on my mind for a bit.  After purchasing a high necked top a few weeks ago ( and wearing it on a night out) when i turned it inside out the next day to wash/read washing instructions, i removed what appeared to be a sharp silver point, maybe around half an inch long (it was within the stitching at the neck area).  Do not recall this sticking into me at all. but I had had a few drinks on my night out.  Getting all silly now wondering if it was part of the needle that stitced the cloth or something else like syringe needle tip.  If the latter, could there be exposure risk to hiv.  Had this fine in my head until some friends started winding me up about the clothes being made in very poor foreign countries!!! Di I need my head read or check up from the neck up.

Many thanks for your valuable time.

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Re: non sexual transmission
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2007, 10:24:46 AM »
tiresome,

There is absolutely NO WAY you'd become infected through a pin in your clothing.

Welcome Thread and follow the Transmission Lesson link so you can learn how hiv is and is not transmitted.

Ann
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Offline tiresome

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Re: non sexual transmission
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2007, 10:40:59 AM »
Cheers A,, My so called friends are relating to it being possibly apart of a hollow bore needle with blood in it.  Yes yes they are at it and it is not fair.  Please confirm IF this were to be the case, any need to test.

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Re: non sexual transmission
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2007, 10:51:59 AM »
You've already been give the answer. You didn't have a risk.

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Re: non sexual transmission
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2007, 11:50:50 AM »
Do your "friends" a favor and pass along to them the information from the Transmission lesson. Such ignorance about HIV is a dangerous luxury in this 26th year of the epidemic.
Andy Velez

Offline tiresome

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zopiclone
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2007, 06:38:58 AM »
Hi

I am a worry well with issues re: hiv.  I have never been at risk sexually or through needle sharing.  I have had the fear for 20 years now and it rears its ugly head now and again, unfortunately I have heightened anxiety at present and am about to see a specialist.  Anyway, here goes my latest scenario, (please note, which is very real to me).

Around 5 weeks ago I was in the house alone with my two kids.  When I got up in the morning, the key was in the front door unlocked.  The night before I had taken 7.5 Zopiclone, which can make you forgetful.  Panic set in as I thought about someone coming into the house during the night and coming into the bed ( you can see were I am going with this, a potential hiv risk). 

Has anyone, or does anyone know if I would of recalled if this did in fact happen due to Zopiclone causing memory lapses in some patients.  I locked the door the night before and put the key on the window ledge and cannot understand why it was in the door in the morning.

Crazy as this sounds, my husband also thinks I am bordering on the ridiculous.  Some comments from people who do not know me personally would be welcomed to help me get to grips.


Many many thanks.


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Re: zopiclone
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2007, 06:45:58 AM »
Beyond ridiculous. Seek out the help of a mental health professional.

Offline tiresome

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Re: zopiclone
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2007, 06:49:52 AM »
Cheers Rapidrod,

It is the effect of the Zopiclone I am concerned about though, has anyone been on it b4.

Sorry again if this situation sounds way off, but again is very real to me and I am seeing a specialist.

Offline RapidRod

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Re: zopiclone
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2007, 07:00:03 AM »
This should have been posted with the other non risk issues that you have posted and not in the off topic forum.

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Re: non sexual transmission
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2007, 10:00:38 AM »
tiresome,

I've merged your threads. Please keep all your additional thoughts or questions in this thread only.


Zopiclone is well-known for it's side-effects. If it doesn't suit you, talk to your doctor about trying a different drug - or doing without.

Ann

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Re: non sexual transmission
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2007, 10:19:02 AM »
Ann, apologies for the new thread. I am now off Zopiclone, but just worried re: my overactive imagination and the effect on the memory.  Can it be normal for a person with irrational thought to conjure up these sorts of imaginery risks in their heads as to exposure to hiv.

Thank you

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Re: non sexual transmission
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2007, 10:40:21 AM »
We see it all the time.
LIFE is not a race to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well-preserved body, but, rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A
RIDE!!!

Offline tiresome

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a nosey question
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2007, 12:08:14 PM »
Whilst at a dancing class, one of my partners was picking at her nose everytime we stopped to listen to instruction.  She would apologise and say she had a small cut in her nose and it was irritating her.  Apart from anything else it was disgusting.  At one point she picked out a bit of snot which was dark reddish, I think maybe snot that had been attached to the cut/scab in her nose.

I had a few small paper cuts on my fingers from work that day.  Is there anything to be concerned about. Not to get too into it, the snot was not hard but a bit sticky b4 she wiped it on her shorts and precedded to take my hands.  Yeuch.

Offline RapidRod

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Re: a nosey question
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2007, 12:12:29 PM »
No, there is nothing to worry about. NO RISK.

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Re: a nosey question
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2007, 04:03:26 PM »
Although she doesn't sound like the most fetching of dance partners, the nosepicker did not put you at risk for HIV transmission.

For barfing maybe, but not HIV.

Read our lesson on HIV transmssion. There's a link to it in the Welcome thread which opens this section. You get all the basics that you need to know there.

Cheers,
Andy Velez

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Re: a nosey question
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2007, 05:28:47 AM »
Tiresome,

You sure picked an apt username!

I've merged your new thread - AGAIN - 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.

If you'd ever bother to read the Welcome thread like you've been asked to, not only would I not have to keep merging your threads, but you'd also know the answers to the rather tiresome questions you keep coming up with.

Once again, NO risk.

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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Re: a nosey question
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2007, 06:48:41 AM »
Even though there was visible blood?  Please advise how it was not a risk.  Apologies re: the thread thing again Ann.

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Re: a nosey question
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2007, 08:32:01 AM »
Tiresome,

Hiv is a very fragile, difficult to transmit virus. It is only successfully transmitted INSIDE the human body, as in unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse or in the case of needle sharing amongst intravenous drug users where blood from another person is injected directly into the bloodstream. Nose pickings don't come into it.

Tiny changes in temperature, moisture content and pH levels will quickly destroy the mechanisms by which hiv latches on to certain cells of the body. Once hiv is outside the body, it is incapable of infecting anyone.

You might catch a cold or flu from snot, but hiv? NEVER!

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

Offline tiresome

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Re: a nosey question
« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2007, 01:55:35 PM »
Last nite I took my partners used condom to the loo a few minutes after having sex to dispose of it.  While I was wrapping it in tissue, some semen leaked out onto my fingers.  Just concerned as I have a hangnail which is red and sore.  Have not known this guy long.

Another thing, he had a small cut on his finger, not fresh.  Is this safe as he was fingering me.

Many thanks again.

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Re: a nosey question
« Reply #19 on: May 26, 2007, 02:12:39 PM »
Tiresome,

You haven't learned a single thing here, have you. What part of "Hiv is a very fragile, difficult to transmit virus. It is only successfully transmitted INSIDE the human body, as in unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse or in the case of needle sharing amongst intravenous drug users where blood from another person is injected directly into the bloodstream." don't you understand? Hiv is NOT transmitted via hangnails or fingering. Go read and re-read your entire thread and the Transmission Lesson until you understand.

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

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Re: a nosey question
« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2007, 02:14:44 PM »
Tiresome,

Hiv is a very fragile, difficult to transmit virus. It is only successfully transmitted INSIDE the human body, as in unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse or in the case of needle sharing amongst intravenous drug users where blood from another person is injected directly into the bloodstream. Nose pickings don't come into it.

Ann


Read, reread Ann's last response to you then read it again. Fingering and/or playing with semen is not a risk activity, Tiresome.

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Re: a nosey question
« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2007, 04:33:04 PM »
If you have an obsession of 20 years duration about HIV I would say you're long overdue for spending some serious working time with a therapist.

We can't help you with that in this setting and frankly it's insulting to us here to expect us to indulge you in taking your specific concerns seriously.

Go get yourself some help from a mental health professional.

You're on the verge of getting yourself a time out here with the kind of questions you've been asking. It's way past time for you to go for help in an appropriate setting.

Andy Velez

Offline tiresome

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Re: a nosey question
« Reply #22 on: June 04, 2007, 03:34:11 PM »
Hi Andy, no insulting intended and i know I can go on.  The questions are real to me and sometimes when I am having not so good a day, I go over my thread and it puts things into perspective.  I am moving on through specialist help though. Anne, can you please let me know the well known side effects of Zopiclone that you mentioned  earlier in the thread.  Both my doctor and specialist advise that Zopiclone does not cause memory lapses.  This is off the beaten track I know, but your answer will help.

Many thanks

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Re: a nosey question
« Reply #23 on: June 04, 2007, 03:45:46 PM »
Google it.


Tiresome indeed.
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Re: a nosey question
« Reply #24 on: June 04, 2007, 03:47:16 PM »
Or ask the doctor prescribing it.
LIFE is not a race to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well-preserved body, but, rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A
RIDE!!!

Offline tiresome

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Re: a nosey question
« Reply #25 on: June 04, 2007, 04:00:49 PM »
The doctor who prescribed it says no memory probs.  I am looking for the well known side effects that Ann mentioned.

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Re: a nosey question
« Reply #26 on: June 04, 2007, 04:13:12 PM »
LIFE is not a race to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well-preserved body, but, rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A
RIDE!!!

Offline tiresome

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unpleasant experience
« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2008, 03:59:17 PM »
Have been doing well lately with ocd, thoughts etc. but had unpleasant experience in the ladies toilets in a hotel whilst on a Christmas break with my family.  My 3 year old girl was just finishing the loo when she lifted the lid of the sanitary box.  There was a used towel stuck to the lid.  In my haste I pushed her hand away and brushed the pad - with small cuts and nicks on my fingers (picking around nails due to anxiety).  Think heightened anxiety during holiday time has got me a bit irrational.  Is this just an unpleasant experience that I do not need to be concerned about?

My cuticles were not bleeding, but raw and red due to picking earler when they had bled a  little.




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Re: a nosey question
« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2008, 05:50:54 PM »
tiresome,

You're really living up to your username. Of course this isn't an hiv concern. Re-read your entire thread until you gain some understanding of how hiv is and is not transmitted.

Ann
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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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