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Offline newt

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Can you catch HIV from lip-gloss?
« on: April 08, 2008, 03:52:35 AM »
The question was sincerely asked....

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Re: Can you catch HIV from lip-gloss?
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2008, 04:37:47 AM »
hehehehe.... reminds me of the "pussy-beer" guy. ::)

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Re: Can you catch HIV from lip-gloss?
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2008, 06:12:03 AM »
Most of the questions on the local HIV forum that I used to use were like this. Not about any kind of sex at all. You have the completely ignorant and those who "know, but just want to ask anyway", and you also have the phobics asking the same again and again in different guises. They shook the hand of a stranger. They gave change to a beggar that looks like he was a drug user. They took a bus and the handle was damp. They sat on a toilet and there was a hint of blood. They bought something and the vendor had a paper cut. Their kid played with other kids in the playground. And then they went to get tested for HIV, and they think that the nurse didn't change the needle or that the nurse herself is infected or that the cotton bud afterwards was used.
There is just no end to this madness and they don't take no for an answer. Just made me want to bang my head on a wall and cry, I had to stop reading that forum.
« Last Edit: April 08, 2008, 06:14:01 AM by Dragonette »
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Re: Can you catch HIV from lip-gloss?
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2008, 06:19:53 AM »
You mean you can't catch HIV from lipgloss?  How about chapstick?

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Re: Can you catch HIV from lip-gloss?
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2008, 07:48:01 AM »

...a seat on a bus.  ::)

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Re: Can you catch HIV from lip-gloss?
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2008, 08:12:29 AM »
They took a bus and the handle was damp.
How funny! 

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They sat on a toilet and there was a hint of blood.

How gross (especially if the blood was on the seat)!  Hubby always says he got HIV from a toilet... he sat down before the guy stood up!

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Re: Can you catch HIV from lip-gloss?
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2008, 08:12:49 AM »
They sat on a toilet and there was a hint of blood.

...Up high on the stall wall.  So high they had to stand on the toilet to reach it.  And then they touched it.

With the hand that had the CUT on it, of course.

It's always the hand with the cut on it.  Nobody ever thinks to switch hands when standing on toilets to reach stains way up high that might be blood.

 ::)
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Re: Can you catch HIV from lip-gloss?
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2008, 02:37:44 PM »
I like the answer. 

It would be interesting to see our moderators giving the short, sharp shock.

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Re: Can you catch HIV from lip-gloss?
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2008, 02:52:10 PM »
I like the answer. 

It would be interesting to see our moderators giving the short, sharp shock.

You have heard of Rapid Rod, haven't you?
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Re: Can you catch HIV from lip-gloss?
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2008, 03:02:00 PM »
You have heard of Rapid Rod, haven't you?

Oh.

I'd go and have a look, but I daren't. 

Offline Oceanbeach

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Re: Can you catch HIV from lip-gloss?
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2008, 04:03:28 PM »
...a seat on a bus.  ::)

Mike

I think you can get HIV in the bus but not by the bus  ;D  Have the best day
Michael
(who just found Lancome makes the perfect lip gloss with sparkles and no color)

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Re: Can you catch HIV from lip-gloss?
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2008, 05:04:39 PM »
...Up high on the stall wall.  So high they had to stand on the toilet to reach it.  And then they touched it.

With the hand that had the CUT on it, of course.

It's always the hand with the cut on it.  Nobody ever thinks to switch hands when standing on toilets to reach stains way up high that might be blood.

 ::)

I SWEAR I am not making this up... armed with a slightly thicker skin due to this thread I just checked said forum, here's a direct transaltion:

"apologies in advance for my slightly ignorant question:
There are 2 small reddish scabs on my fingers (visible, but not open or bleeding, just really small and reddish) and today at the office I touched a letter which was stapled with a stapler, in the middle of which there was a a speck of something red was smeared. This letter was sitting in the office for a few days (at least 3) until I touched it. I am really scared that this red color was blood and that it touched one of the scabs on my finger.

As soon as I noticed the red color I went and washed my hands thoroughly.

If it was blood and if it contained the virus - can it survive like that for a few days? Can theoretically you get infected like that?"

Don't you just love how meticuoulsy intricate and detailed they always are, like they are writing a forensic report for the FBI or something?

Is it really mean of me to hope that a whole bucket of blood spills on these type of people or something equally terrifying but virtually harmless?
« Last Edit: April 08, 2008, 05:06:34 PM by Dragonette »
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Re: Can you catch HIV from lip-gloss?
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2008, 05:31:25 PM »
The World is full of lame brained idiots - the trouble is that most of them spend too much time reading misleading information

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Re: Can you catch HIV from lip-gloss?
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2008, 08:42:39 PM »
It's always the hand with the cut on it.  Nobody ever thinks to switch hands when standing on toilets to reach stains way up high that might be blood.

Now that's funny!  ;D
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Re: Can you catch HIV from lip-gloss?
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2008, 08:53:58 PM »
Lipgloss! Wtf surely the person asking already knew that was a stupid question I mean I know some people
are ignorant but this is ridiculous.
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Re: Can you catch HIV from lip-gloss?
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2008, 10:29:17 PM »
  Hubby always says he got HIV from a toilet... he sat down before the guy stood

I remember hubby telling me he got it from a toilet seat when we were sitting on the deck at our meet and greet in Montreal..I remember giving him this strange look and thinking "OMG he has got to be kidding me" then he delivered the punch line and I just about choked on my drink I was laughing that much.. :D

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Re: Can you catch HIV from lip-gloss?
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2008, 10:40:02 PM »
I've had a few people bold enough to point-blank ask me "how did you get AIDS?"; not so much lately, but it happened fairly frequently in the 90's.

Depending on the mood I was in, I either told them the truth (unprotected sex) or I said "it was Mother to child transmission"  (I was born in 1956...let them attempt to do the math)  ;)
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Re: Can you catch HIV from lip-gloss?
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2008, 10:45:38 PM »
...and today at the office I touched a letter which was stapled with a stapler, in the middle of which there was a a speck of something red was smeared.

Oh, MON DIEU! 

HOW in the WORLD would they see ANYTHING on a staple, much less the color of it?

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Re: Can you catch HIV from lip-gloss?
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2008, 10:54:34 PM »
One of our housekeepers at work had to go clean a men's room in another building.  Evidently, a man had been 'pleasuring  himself and hit the wall.'  Now, our housekeepers were yellow Playtex gloves up to the elbow.  She was concerned that she might get that 'AIDS thing' from the residue on the wall!  Sigh...
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Re: Can you catch HIV from lip-gloss?
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2008, 05:30:14 PM »
I did a little research, and I came up with some surprising results:



From this chart I think it's quite clear that:
1. Lip gloss cures polio
2. Polio prevents HIV

It's quite obvious to me that we need to eliminate Lip Gloss in order to prevent HIV, even at the risk of re-introducing Polio.
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Re: Can you catch HIV from lip-gloss?
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2008, 05:51:40 PM »
Wow!!!  Thanks philly ... then it must be true.  I know I used some carmex before.  Here all along I thought I was a slut.  It was the damned carmex!!!

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Re: Can you catch HIV from lip-gloss?
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2008, 06:57:54 PM »
I am sure I caught it from cherry lip gloss

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Re: Can you catch HIV from lip-gloss?
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2008, 09:18:36 PM »
You have heard of Rapid Rod, haven't you?

You have the nerve!!  ;) I got all my knowledge from thunter, for the quick get real replies. :D
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Offline BikerGuy

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Re: Can you catch HIV from lip-gloss?
« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2008, 10:53:58 PM »
Hummmmmm..... I wonder if the guy I sat on in the stall had just gotten a BJ from someone wearing lip-gloss
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Re: Can you catch HIV from lip-gloss?
« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2008, 07:39:13 AM »
Philly your chart is brilliant. Now everything's clear.

I do enjoy dipping into the gloss tester samples at department stores and duty free shops. I don't use the finger with the cut though, so I figured I kept the general population safe. Until now.


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