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Author Topic: RISK??  (Read 2805 times)

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Offline Barce

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RISK??
« on: May 04, 2010, 09:04:36 AM »
Hey

Just want someone to answer i went to the HIV clinic with my mate who wanted to get tested. SO i waited for him. I have a litle rash that i scartched till it bled i used the toilet and door handles without washing hands. Then a minute later scartched my little rash and it bled really small any risk due maybe having picked up and  microscopic blood, semen from door handles and not washing hand then scartching till blood came or is it silly????
« Last Edit: May 04, 2010, 09:07:27 AM by Barce »

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Re: RISK??
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2010, 09:44:11 AM »
No, your question isn't "silly." It's important to know what is a risk for HIV and what isn't.

In this case you are worrying needlessly. HIV is a fragile virus. It is not transmitted from environmental surfaces such as doors, knobs, furniture, toilet seats, food and other such.

Please read our lesson on Transmission. There is a link to it in the Welcome thread which opens this section.

The only confirmed sexual risks for transmitting HIV are unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse. Always use condoms for those activities and you will be well protected.

There's no need for further concern on your part about this recent incident.

Cheers.
Andy Velez

Offline Barce

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Re: RISK??
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2010, 11:55:16 AM »
just to Clarify even if there was microscopic blood would have been dead as virus dies in a few seconds so i dont need to worrryyyy

WOOHHOOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOH

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Re: RISK??
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2010, 12:11:11 PM »
exactly. The Whole "Microscopic cuts" and "invisible wounds" rhetoric went out in the 1980s.

"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

-Kimberly Page-Shafer, PhD, MPH

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Offline Barce

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Re: RISK??
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2010, 12:16:02 PM »
techniqally i did have a cut as my rash bled but virus dies in seconds THATS just to say if there was microscopic blood on the door in the first place

SO WOOHOHOHOHOHOHOHO

Offline RapidRod

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Re: RISK??
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2010, 12:19:37 PM »
No one has been identified as infected with HIV due to contact with an environmental surface. Additionally, HIV is unable to reproduce outside its living host (unlike many bacteria or fungi, which may do so under suitable conditions), except under laboratory conditions, therefore, it does not spread or maintain infectiousness outside its host.

Offline Barce

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Re: RISK??
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2010, 12:21:20 PM »
whats the host

Offline RapidRod

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Re: RISK??
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2010, 12:24:01 PM »
whats the host
Any human that has HIV, "their body."

Offline Barce

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Re: RISK??
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2010, 12:26:33 PM »
so to get infected it must enter one human to another without exposure to air or other surfaces thats why unproctected sex is the most common way and IV drug as the needles do not let air exposure to the blood am i correct

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Re: RISK??
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2010, 01:01:33 PM »
anyone

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Re: RISK??
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2010, 01:46:27 PM »
so to get infected it must enter one human to another without exposure to air or other surfaces thats why unproctected sex is the most common way and IV drug as the needles do not let air exposure to the blood am i correct

You are correct.
"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

-Kimberly Page-Shafer, PhD, MPH

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Offline Barce

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To clarify
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2010, 02:04:25 PM »
Hey Everyone

Just want to Find out more

1) HIV in INFECTIOUS only in semen, blood and sexual fluids
2) Even if found in these FLUIDS but outside the body and a person was in contact with them and somehow it enterd his system the VIRUS would be INACTIVE due to its being DEAD once it hits AIR
3) HIV is not infectious in saliva even though it may contain small amounts


Are these correct and if you can add more

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Re: RISK??
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2010, 02:19:09 PM »
Barce, I have merged your threads. In the future please follow our rule and keep all of your entries in this same thread.

That's right, once outside of the body HIV almost immediately loses its viability. It is not infectious in saliva. Saliva contains over a dozen elements and proteins which very effective prevent its transmission in a viable form.
Andy Velez

Offline Barce

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Re: RISK??
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2010, 02:20:55 PM »
wooow so its actuallly a REALLLY REALLLLY hard virus to get

Offline Barce

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Re: RISK??
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2010, 04:41:32 PM »
Another question

You said virus dies once exposure to air so how comes people get infected  through sharing razors and etc

Is not the blood on the razor exposed to the air so killing the virus?? so how do people get infected

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: RISK??
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2010, 04:55:51 PM »
Another question

You said virus dies once exposure to air so how comes people get infected  through sharing razors and etc

Is not the blood on the razor exposed to the air so killing the virus?? so how do people get infected

I'm not aware of any documented case of HIV being transmitted via razors. Sure there might be anecdotal reports of that. People may have claimed that's how they were infected, but that doesn't mean it's true.

If HIV was spread by casual contact with contaminated environmental surfaces we would see that reflected in the epidemiological data. The evidence tells us otherwise.

MtD

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Re: RISK??
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2010, 04:58:04 PM »
Infection through sharing razors is strictly hearsay and undocumented. Don't you have anything better to do with your time than speculate about ways to scare yourself unnecesarrily.

Use condoms consistently for vaginal and anal intercourse and you will be well protected against HIV transmission.

If you continue to come back here with this kind of time wasting stuff, you will very quickly find yourself getting a 28 Day Time Out. Consider yourself warned.

Andy Velez

Offline Barce

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Re: RISK??
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2010, 05:18:18 PM »
Sorry i read this

 http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00030972.htm


spec patient 1 the child who got it from his mother due to having blood enter his rash and i had a rash just scared thats it

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: RISK??
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2010, 05:27:18 PM »
The page you link to does not describe confirmed documented cases of transmission. It refers to what public health officials believe may have happened at the time, but cannot be sure.

The particulars of thoses cases bear no relevance to your situation and frankly you would be doing yourself a favour not trawling the internet for CDC reports from nearly 20 years ago you are not able to understand.

You do not have HIV. If you continue to post about this non risk rubbish you will receive a 28 day ban from the forums.

MtD

Offline Barce

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Re: RISK??
« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2010, 05:29:33 PM »
Thanks

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: RISK??
« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2010, 07:55:12 AM »
You have no science-based cause for further concern. I'm going to give you that 28 Day Time Out which you had been warned about.

Don't make the mistake of trying to get around it by creating a new name for yourself. We'll spot that right off and it will get you permanently banned from the site. 

Get on with your life and stop this unnecessary drama.  
« Last Edit: May 07, 2010, 08:14:09 AM by Andy Velez »
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