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Offline jay90

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« on: January 04, 2016, 12:31:20 PM »
Hello i have read some much conflicting information online and heard this is the site to contact.  In the early hours of new years day while walking down the high street i noticed a homeless man and he didn't seem ok. i thought maybe he was hurt or something. anyway i helped him off the floor and helped him to sit down outside a shop.

after doing this and he said he was ok, i gave him a kind of friendly touch on the head with my hand. straight away i noticed he had blood on his head. the tips of my fingers felt a bit wet and i wiped my hand on my clothes straight away.  it felt like maybe a burst open sore or something similar because it was also a bit sticky.  i didn't think much of it until i got in the taxi and went home. when i got home i looked at my hand and didn't see any blood from what i can remember.  i washed them with soap and water.

i woke up the next day and my anxiety kind of kicked back in. i wondered if i might of had any cuts on my hands. i don't think i did but around this time of year my hands do get fairly dry but i don't think i had any cracked skin.  a good few hours later i went and put vodka on my hand to see if i may have had any cuts without noticing.  i didn't feel any pain whilst doing it so I'm assuming my hands were intact. even then it was quite a long time after the incident so i still remained worried. 

a lot of websites on the internet said it could be a risk. some said it was no risk.  some said chipped/dry hands is a risk. some sites say it would only be a risk if i had a big gaping wound.  another site said even intact skin is very very low risk. 

I then put a post on a website which and they said my situation was no risk but it didn't give me relief because a lot of the information on the website to me seemed contradictory. 

i know i have anxiety and have tested before twice in my life after 1 low risk exposure.  as i was just feeling better and getting over my worries this happened. its brought back my anxiety even worse than before.

I've heard this site is recommended and after reading quite a bit of information on hear i believe this could be the site to say it exactly how it is. 

i would be grateful if someone could tell me is my situation NO RISK?. also some more information for future knowledge would be great?.  I dread having to wait another long time for a test because i know it won't help my anxiety.  i just want and need the facts?. A big thank you to who ever can help me. i feel it can be a touchy subject and i don't want to offend anyone but my mind is a mess after trying to just do a good deed.   

thanks to who ever can help.. 

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Re: touching blood directly
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2016, 01:30:46 PM »
You did not have a risk. I will give you the real deal and then you can move on from this no risk incident. As long as you use condoms for anal and vaginal sex and do not share IV drug syringes with an infected person you will avoid HIV. Thats it, itís really that simple.

Hiv is a fragile, difficult to transmit virus that is primarily transmitted INSIDE the human body, as in UNPROTECTED anal or vaginal intercourse where the virus never leaves the confines of the two bodies. Once hiv finds itself outside the body, small changes in temperature, and pH and moisture levels all quickly damage the virus and render it unable to infect.

If you had a large fresh gushing wound and ground it into the open busing wound of a person living with HIV there could be a problem but this just does not happen in the real world. You need not fear getting HIV from touching people.

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:

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 sexually transmitted infections together.

To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI.Sex without a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

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

Although you did not have a risk and do not need to test for this specific incident , 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. Some of the other STIs can be present with no obvious symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to test.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

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« Last Edit: January 04, 2016, 01:41:56 PM by Jeff G »
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Re: touching blood directly
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2016, 06:42:00 PM »
Thank you for taking the time to read my post. I feel like i can relax now. I really appreciate what you have done for me and what you do for so many other people. You have been very informative and very clear to help me understand. I can't thank you enough. Keep up the good work.

Take care.  :) :).   

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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2016, 06:47:35 PM »
Youíre welcome, thanks for the kind words.
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Re: touching blood directly
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2016, 11:18:10 AM »
hello sorry its me again but i have just one more question regarding my incident if you would be able to help me.  If i rubbed my eye with my hand after this would that be considered a risk?. Its because now i think of it i was very tired at the time and i do rub my eyes quite a lot.  Was the virus inactive the moment it was on my hand and if i then rubbed my eye would it matter?.  Thank you. 

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Re: touching blood directly
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2016, 12:16:52 PM »
Hi , You have had no risk , The virus is damaged and unable to infect once exposed to air. It did not matter if you rubbed you eye.
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Re: touching blood directly
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2016, 04:23:55 PM »
Hello its me again and i apologise in advance.  Yesterday i saw blood on my finger and licked it. Then i realised this blood wasn't mine.  Is this no risk for HIV and other blood borne diseases?. I may know the answer but just need reassurance to be honest. Just freaked me out because i don't know where it came from.

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Re: touching blood directly
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2016, 04:35:30 PM »
Hi Jay,

This was not a risk for HIV.

HIV is very fragile, and your mouth has dozens of protein and enzymes that damage the virus and render it unable to infect .  Also HIV simply said does not survive outside the human body and it cannot reproduce outside a human host, small changes in temperature, and pH / moisture levels all quickly damage the virus and render it unable to infect.

If this is your only concern you have not put yourself at risk, and you need to move on. Reading back in the tread it has already been pointed out to you that as long as you use condoms for anal and vaginal sex and do not share IV drug syringes with an infected person you will avoid HIV.

Jim

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Re: touching blood directly
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2016, 04:40:45 PM »
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently and never share IV drug syringes and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

Seriously Ö it really is that simple .
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Re: Recieving a blow job possible blood or cuts
« Reply #9 on: Today at 02:15:34 PM »
If I got a blowjob from a women who may have had blood in her mouth or even ulcers or cuts herself could that transmit HIV to me . Would it have to be a lot of blood if it was and could this happen . Sorry to be back bothering you again .

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Re: touching blood directly
« Reply #10 on: Today at 02:30:35 PM »
Hi Again,
Getting a blow job is not risk for HIV.  No one has ever been infected this way
since the epidemic began and you will not be the first.
Not one single documented case !
It doesn't matter what scenario you come up with ...No Risk....period
It is safe for you to move on

Wade

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