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Author Topic: mall kiosk manicure infection concern  (Read 7059 times)

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Offline byz

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mall kiosk manicure infection concern
« on: January 02, 2009, 11:33:47 AM »
Greetings;  Over the past year I have been tortured by the fear of hiv infection. I have read these threads endlessly but I cannot allay my fears. One year ago I had several nude lap dances from sex workers and as you have heard many times before I believe I got vaginal secretions on my arm. Their was no penetration, but the sex workers kissed me, held hands with me, and touched me all over in addition to the standard nude lap dance stuff.  When I went home that night I found a big fluid spot on my shirt sleeve that may have been blood, and my arm had signs of a rash or a break out or pimples. That evening I masturbated without washing myself.

This appears to have been a bad night for me !!!

Since this event I have been plagued by many contact incidents ( or so it seems ). I was at a party and an intoxicated woman who I didn't know began groping me, and stuck her fingers in my eye while trying to rub my face (she could have had an open cut on her finger so this one really made me crazy). In addition, I have touched the fingers of someone with open paper cuts, and open sores, been yawned on, gotten spittle in my eye. possibly ingested mucous, and other things to numerous to count.

Please be patient with me, and affirm that the afore mentioned event and contact incedents cannot lead to infection...Thank You !!!

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Re: closure
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2009, 12:31:53 PM »
Read the lessons on transmission. The link can be forund in the "Welcome" then then go see a mental health professional to deal with your issues. This is NOT an HIV concern.

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Re: closure
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2009, 02:32:33 PM »
Nothing that you are worrying about was even remotely a risk for HIV transmission.

If you can't let go of this kind of thinking then perhaps as Rod has suggested it's time to get some professional help about it. Life is way to short to spend torturing yourself in this manner about non-risks. Really.
Andy Velez

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Re: closure
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2009, 08:17:35 PM »
Thank you Rod and Andy for your advice. Please permit me a "what if" and 2 affirmations.

What if during my nude lap dance I had vaginal secretions from the sex worker on my hand and then touched my penis ( can virus enter through cut or urethra because of ejaculation ).

Please reaffirm that hiv transmission is not possible if someones sticks their finger in your eye.

Please reaffirm that vaginal or menstral blood secretions on my clothing (even if I rub my eyes or masterbate) are not a means of transmission.

Thank you for your support...I have an appointment next Wed. with an MD. to discuss my anxiety.

Have a great day!!!


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Re: closure
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2009, 08:19:35 PM »
Again, no risk...

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Re: closure
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2009, 08:45:54 PM »
As with what ifs in general, your latest ones are just more to not concern yourself about because again there's not the remotest chance of HIV transmission in those ways. Zero risk. Period.

Now I am going to caution you about something related to this. Your mind just may continue to churn out these what iffy scenarios for you to scare yourself with. If that happens you can't keep coming back here with  "just one more" of the same without quickly earning yourself a time out from the site. Just so you know...
« Last Edit: January 03, 2009, 08:47:46 PM by Andy Velez »
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mall kiosk manicure infection concern
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2009, 06:44:15 PM »
Hello;

I was stoped by a salesperson in the mall who wanted to demonstrate a product. She gave a manicure on my thumbnail with an abrasive polishing stick. I have since seen an article posted in the U.K. about possible hiv transmission via manicures. is this possible, I had some cuts around my cuticles, and a fresh small puncture wound on my thumb from a staple. Is infection possible ? Very concerned !

Thank you.


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Re: mall kiosk manicure infection concern
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2009, 06:55:52 PM »
Just as with nicks at the barbershop, beauty parlor or tattoo shop, what you are worrying yourself about is absolutely not in anyway a risk for HIV transmission.

HIV is a fragile virus and is transmitted only in very specific ways that provide the setting it needs -- such as unprotected vaginal or anal intercourse.

There's no need for testing nor for further concern.

However, this epidemic is going to be around for a longtime to come, so you do need to become better informed. Read our lesson on Transmission. It covers all the basics. There's a link to it in the Welcome thread which opens this section.

Cheers.
Andy Velez

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Re: mall kiosk manicure infection concern
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2009, 07:22:16 PM »
Keep all your questions and concerns in your original thread. Do NOT start new threads.

Take the time to read the posting guidelines that are found in the "Welcome" thread at the top of the page.

Offline byz

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Re: mall kiosk manicure infection concern
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2009, 08:52:22 PM »
Thank you Andy;

Is it also safe to assume that I would not be at risk even if the abrasive polishing stick was tainted with a previous customers blood, (As this was not a professional shop but an unregulated sales kiosk).

Thank you and have a great day!

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Re: mall kiosk manicure infection concern
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2009, 09:38:42 PM »
Byz

I have merged your threads, please keep to this one from now on when asking questions, do not start anymore threads.

No risk, no need to test, I don't know what magazine you were reading but HIV is NOT transmitted via manicures, you really need to educate yourself on how HIV is and is not transmitted, and the best way to do that is to read our lessons here on the forum.

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Re: mall kiosk manicure infection concern
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2009, 05:30:56 PM »
Greetings everyone,

Although I may be redundant, I have another question regarding hiv exposure.

Went to visit the local Cosmetology School for a haircut thinking that they would be more vigilant and sanitary as a training facility. I was wrong!  The stylist used scissors and electric clippers from her personal case ( did not spray or clean them). She nicked me with the scissors and held  her finger on the nick to stop the blood. Researching my exposure only made things worse, as it appears there is a theoretical possibility. I have come to find that there has never been a documented case of transmission from a barber shop in (North America)! So it has happenend in other parts of the world? Why?  Any possibility of infection? 

Thank you for your time and attention!

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Re: mall kiosk manicure infection concern
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2009, 05:44:34 PM »
Once again you are worrying needlessly. Nicks, cuts and other common events at the beauty parlor or a barbershop are absolutely not a risk for HIV transmission. There's never been a documented case of transmission in such a manner and you aren't going to make history by becoming the first.

Andy Velez

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Making progress but....
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2009, 04:19:42 PM »
I have finally been able to work out the majority of my misplaced fears of HIV infection; thanks to all of you!  One issue seems to keep knawing at me though?

Is their a remote possibility that if after you have ejaculated and you get a trace of infected blood on or in your uretra is infection possible as your uretra is open and it has semen on  it.  For instance if you have ejaculated in you pants and still have semen on the tip of your penis and on your uretra and then you get fresh infected blood on you hand from an environmental surface and touch the head of your penis (which has your fresh semen on it) is there a remote chance of infection ?

Thank you !


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Re: mall kiosk manicure infection concern
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2009, 04:41:29 PM »
byz,

No, not even a remote chance. Hiv is spread through unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse and that's pretty much the ONLY way a non-injecting drug using adult is going to become infected.

Ann
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Someones blood on my hand
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2009, 05:29:53 PM »
I worked a rummage sale today, when I went home I found dried blood on my hand( not my blood) . Prior to this discovery I rubbed my eyes many times due to allergies. Very concerned about possible infection. Should I be tested?

Thanks

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Re: mall kiosk manicure infection concern
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2009, 05:38:38 PM »
byz,

NO! And just because you had a red or reddish brown substance on your hand doesn't mean it was blood. The likelihood of it being blood are rather low, unless you stopped by on your way home to assist at a car accident or something. And don't even bother coming back here to explain why it HAD to be blood. It doesn't matter because even if it was, it didn't put you at risk for hiv infection no matter how many times you rubbed anything or anywhere on your body. Got it? Good.

Please seek some counseling to help you get to the bottom of your blood/hiv phobia. We cannot help you with that here. If you keep coming back with this NO RISK stuff, you'll be given a time out. Please consider yourself warned!

Ann
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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: mall kiosk manicure infection concern
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2009, 05:59:27 PM »
Thank you Ann !  I'm doing my best to beat this

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Re: mall kiosk manicure infection concern
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2009, 07:06:50 PM »
Get yourself some professional help. You clearly have some kind of baseless and ongoing concern about HIV exposure. We can't help you with that problem in this setting.

 
Andy Velez

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My Apologies
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2009, 12:13:31 AM »
Andy, Ann, Rod:

I would like to apologize for my self absorbed posts. If I have offended you in any way, please accept my apologies!

Thank you for the excellent service and support that you provide...Byz

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Re: mall kiosk manicure infection concern
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2009, 10:07:48 AM »
OK. It isn't a matter of your having offended us.

We cannot help beyond the point of evaluating a situation for risk and making recommendations accordingly.

Which is what we've done with what you have presented.
Andy Velez

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Theoretical or real
« Reply #21 on: December 29, 2009, 07:33:34 PM »
Greetings
I have heard conflicting opinions about the probability, possability of hiv infection from a barbers clippers. Am I correct in assuming that if someone is cut by a barbers clippers that hiv transmission is not possible even if their was infected blood on the clipper from the last customer; because the virus would have become inactive even in that short period of time.

Thank you!

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Re: Theoretical or real
« Reply #22 on: December 29, 2009, 07:35:47 PM »
Your questions will not be answered until you return to your original thread. Take the the to read the posting guidelines found in the "Welcome" thread.

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Re: mall kiosk manicure infection concern
« Reply #23 on: December 29, 2009, 07:51:20 PM »
Greetings
I have heard conflicting opinions about the probability, possability of hiv infection from a barbers clippers. Am I correct in assuming that if someone is cut by a barbers clippers that hiv transmission is not possible even if their was infected blood on the clipper from the last customer; because the virus would have become inactive even in that short period of time.

Thank you!

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Re: Theoretical or real
« Reply #24 on: December 29, 2009, 08:04:03 PM »
Thank You.

I have gone back to the original thread

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Re: mall kiosk manicure infection concern
« Reply #25 on: December 29, 2009, 08:11:03 PM »
As you were advised in another forum you were never at risk of contracting HIV.

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Re: mall kiosk manicure infection concern
« Reply #26 on: December 29, 2009, 08:30:07 PM »
Thank You

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Re: mall kiosk manicure infection concern
« Reply #27 on: December 29, 2009, 08:38:58 PM »
I've merged your threads. Please follow the rule of the site and keep all of your entries in this same thread.

You are once again worrying needlessly. There has never been a case of transmission confirmed through any sort of barbershop doings and it's safe to say you won't make history by becoming the first. HIV is a fragile virus and is not transferred in environmental situations such as a barbershop. Period.
Andy Velez

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Re: mall kiosk manicure infection concern
« Reply #28 on: December 29, 2009, 08:57:21 PM »
Thank You

 


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