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Offline brown

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blood all over phone
« on: April 18, 2009, 12:23:09 PM »
Hi, im just wondering if anyone could tell me if i had a risk form my scenario. When taking my pants off i noticed a spot of blood on the inside of them. I was not bleeding anywhere and so can only think that it may have been a splash from when i used a public toilet earlier in the day. If this was the case am i at any risk from hiv. Thanks in advance

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Re: is this a risk
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2009, 01:03:07 PM »
Brown,

Even if the spot IS blood, in no way does it put you at risk for hiv infection. Even if the blood is from an hiv positive person. NO RISK.

Hiv is a fragile, difficult to transmit virus that is primarily transmitted during unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse. It cannot remain undamaged and able to infect when outside the human body.

It is NOT transmitted from surfaces in your environment. That includes public toilets, clothing, doornobs, or any other object you can think of.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple. Read through all three condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use them with confidence.

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Offline brown

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blood all over phone
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2009, 06:54:27 AM »
This literally happened 10 minutes ago, I was walking along street when i dropped my phone, a boy around 18 picked it up for me and when he was giving me it i noticed his hand was bleeding badly. when i took the phone it was also covered in his blood and on my hand.I am literally crying as i am typing this because i have a fear of touching blood and am waiting on seeing a therapist and this has happened to me. Am i at a risk of hiv please respond?

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Re: blood all over phone
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2009, 07:04:23 AM »
Brown,

I've merged your new thread 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.

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You've already been told that hiv is NOT transmitted from environmental surfaces, and that includes this thing with your phone.

Stop crying. NO WAY would you become infected with from this incident.

Please don't come here every time you touch or think you touch blood. Our answers are not going to change.

HIV IS NOT TRANSMITTED FROM ENVIRONMENTAL SURFACES. End of story. Hiv is transmitted during UNPROTECTED anal or vaginal intercourse.


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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

Offline brown

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Re: blood all over phone
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2009, 07:09:11 AM »
I understand that but my phone was literally dripping with blood and i dont know if i touched the boys hand directly in order for the blood to get on my hand or if it came off the phone. Would that make any difference because there was then no environmental surface between me and the boys hand. im sorry this is my last question.

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Re: blood all over phone
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2009, 07:14:39 AM »
At no time were you at risk of contracting HIV. HIV is not transmitted outside its host.

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Re: blood all over phone
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2009, 01:12:21 PM »
No matter how much blood was on the phone it still wouldn't have been a risk.

READ THESE WORDS SLOWLY AND PAYING ATTENTION: NO RISK WHATSOEVER FOR TRANSMISSION OF HIV IN SUCH A MANNER.

You have no cause for concern about this incident nor any need for testing. Get on with your life.
Andy Velez

Offline brown

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Re: blood all over phone
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2009, 04:32:31 AM »
I just have one more question and thats it, that day the gum on my wisdom tooth had been bleeding alot and has been bleeding since as i have an infection in it.  is it possible to be at a risk if wet blood got in my mouth and onto the gum just a minute after or even from eating food etc. sorry to keep asking questions but your the only people who seem to know anything or who i can talk to at the minute.

Offline RapidRod

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Re: blood all over phone
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2009, 04:36:54 AM »
ginger1642, you didn't have a risk no matter what kind of spins you want to put on it.   
 
 


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Re: blood all over phone
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2009, 06:35:02 AM »
Brown,

If you keep coming back with more of these paranoid blood questions, you're going to be given a time out. This forum is not a substitute for one-on-one therapy.

Please consider yourself warned.

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: is this a risk
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2009, 04:58:01 AM »
Hi, Someone in my workplace cut their finger and then by accident brushed against my nose with their hand resulting in blood on my nose, just the outside not inside, however as i was wiping it off with a tissue i accidently cut my nose with my nail,does this pose any risk for me?

Offline RapidRod

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Re: blood all over phone
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2009, 05:07:55 AM »
Move on.

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Re: blood all over phone
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2009, 06:07:36 AM »
Brown,

You've already been told that hiv is NOT transmitted from blood in the environment and yet here you are again asking another similar question.

Hiv is transmitted through UNPROTECTED anal or vaginal intercourse. It is not transmitted by getting a spot of someone's blood on your nose or hand or whatever.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. IT REALLY IS THAT SIMPLE!!!

I told you back in April that if you insisted on returning with more paranoid NO RISK blood questions, you'd be given a time out - and that's what I'm doing. Do not attempt to create a new account to get around your time out because if you do, you will be permanently banned.

Ann
Condoms are a girl's best friend

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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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