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Offline lisa2008

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blood on doorknob
« on: December 15, 2008, 07:50:17 AM »
Hello!I am Lisa,in my family has a person H+ and he died,I begin obsess about Aids,please help me!my risk:I touched to public doorknob while my thumb has a open wound,could I catch HIV if there is some blood of someone else on doorknob before me ?I touched it immediately after last person,have I risk?do I need test?

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Re: blood on doorknob
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2008, 08:26:34 AM »
No Lisa, you do not need to test. You were absolutely not at risk by touching a doorknob even if it was dripping with blood. HIV is not passed in that manner. It's a fragile virus that needs the kind of receptive setting provided by a vagina or an anus during unprotected intercourse.

Since you have described yourself as "obsessed" with fears about HIV, I do strongly recommend that you see a therapist or other professional to get help in addressing this concern. Life at its best is too short to waste being unnecessarily anxious and unhappy.
Andy Velez

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Re: blood on doorknob
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2008, 08:40:48 AM »
have I risk even I touched it immediately after him?can HIV still survive some seconds on doorknob and can I get it?

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Re: blood on doorknob
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2008, 08:48:15 AM »
No, absolutely not. Are you listening to what I am saying or only to your irrational fears? No one has ever been infected in that manner and you aren't going to make history by becoming the first.

HIV is not passed from environmental surfaces of any kind. Period.
Andy Velez

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Re: blood on doorknob
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2008, 09:05:23 AM »
thank Andy,but why CDC says:HIV can live within 1minute outside the husman?

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Re: blood on doorknob
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2008, 09:08:48 AM »
I am not going to get into a debate with you about this, Lisa. Yes, the viability of HIV outside of the body is very, very brief. AND the CDC is not going to tell you that you can get it from doorknobs or other such surfaces. Period.
Andy Velez

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Re: blood on doorknob
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2008, 09:23:10 AM »
can I contract it at this very brief period?sorry but I very worry

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Re: blood on doorknob
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2008, 09:25:07 AM »
Like you have been told on another forum. The answer is no. You cannot contract HIV from environmental surfaces.

Offline lisa2008

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Re: blood on doorknob
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2008, 10:19:48 AM »
can I contract it at this brief period?

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Re: blood on doorknob
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2008, 10:20:41 AM »
Feelings aren't facts. There is nothing in this situation which put you at risk for HIV transmission. You have no basis in HIV science to be concerned. Period.

And I have to tell you that if you keep coming back here repeatedly with the same non-risk concern, you are very quickly going to earn yourself a 28 day Time Out from the site.
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Re: blood on doorknob
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2008, 10:35:27 AM »
sorry ANDY!I am worry because I contact it immediately after him,if I contact it after him 5-10minutes,I will not worry.Thank your question

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Re: blood on doorknob
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2008, 11:18:51 AM »
That doesn't make any difference. You still were not at risk.
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Re: blood on doorknob
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2008, 10:00:27 AM »
hi!Andy.Again,I have a question about HIV:I usually go to Beauty Salon,and massage face.My face sometime have a little pimple,I afraid if massagist H+ had a cut and bled on her hand,and she touched my pimple?have I risk in this case?

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Re: blood on doorknob
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2008, 10:05:16 AM »
No you are not at risk of contracting HIV from having massage of your face. Seek professional help with your HIV phobias.

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Re: blood on doorknob
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2008, 10:19:04 AM »
Lisa,

Hiv is spread through unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse. That's really all you have to worry about. It is NOT spread through touching ANYTHING, blood or no blood.

If you keep coming back with these questions about touching people or things or being touched by people or things and you will be given a time out.

If you'd read the Welcome Thread like you're supposed to before posting, you will have read the following posting guideline:

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Anyone who continues to post excessively, questioning a conclusive negative result or no-risk situations, will be subject to a four week Time Out (a temporary ban from the Forums). If you continue to post excessively after one Time Out, you may be given a second Time Out which will last eight weeks. There is no third Time Out - it is a permanent ban. The purpose of a Time Out is to encourage you to seek the face-to-face help we cannot provide on this forum.

Please consider yourself warned.

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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Re: blood on doorknob
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2008, 10:34:30 AM »
but I think this case is  direct contact beween blood and blood?why no risk?

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Re: blood on doorknob
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2008, 11:41:13 AM »
Lisa,

Because hiv is a fragile, difficult to transmit virus.

If you both were in a car accident at the same time and both had deep, heavily bleeding wounds, then you might have a risk. What you describe is hardly blood on blood.

Again, keep posting about these no-risk environmental or everyday contact events and you'll be timed out. This is your last warning.

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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 lisa2008

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Re: blood on doorknob
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2008, 05:57:00 AM »
oh,my God! I have a new risk,again.Night 23/12 I were walking on street side.Unexpectedly my big toe feel a stinging pain when pierced by a needle,I touched my big toe and I didnt saw it bled.But I scared it still cross my skin and wound very small,I cant see blood.Have I risk if a personH+ want revenge life and he clinked syringe to me?How long can HIV live on head needle/syringe expose to air?

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Re: blood on doorknob
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2008, 06:00:57 AM »
Seek professional mental help for your phobias.

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Re: blood on doorknob
« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2008, 09:51:28 AM »
You were warned. You are now on a 28 day time out. As Rod suggested, if you can't get over this unwarranted HIV hysteria of yours then get some professional help. We don't provide that here nor are we willing to have our time wasted in this way.
« Last Edit: December 28, 2008, 10:05:17 AM by Andy Velez »
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