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Offline adriandsilva

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fear of infectioon
« on: December 25, 2009, 11:44:03 PM »
Hi All,

I am from India. In April end 2009 I had been to hair cut and I did not check whether the barber changed blade or not.
In June end I had fever for 3 to 4 days. Then after that in July 3rd week I had muscle ache for about 3 - 4 days. Then after a week I got cold for 4 days. Then in August I had continuous stomach upset.
I am worried about possible HIV infection from barber's blade.

I also had itchy skin and small skin erruptions in Aug and Sep. I took a Tri-dot test on Sep 18 ( about 20 weeks after the incident) and it came negative.
I am worried a lot. Should I take a test again. Please help me.

I got married in Sep 1st week and I am having unprotected sex with wife.
In Dec 1st week she had tonsil infection then after a week she had cold and body ache for a week.
So I am more worried and feeling very guilty.

Thanks
Adrian

Offline RapidRod

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Re: fear of infectioon
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2009, 03:11:02 AM »
You were never at risk of contracting HIV.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: fear of infectioon
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2009, 09:38:23 AM »
You are worrying needlessly. HIV is a fragile virus and is not passed from cuts,nicks and such at the barber's or from other environmental surfaces.

Read our lesson on Transmission. There's a link to it in the Welcome thread which opens this section.

Whatever is causing your symptoms has nothing to do with HIV. You should discuss them with your doctor if they continue to find out the real cause.

This is NOT an HIV situation. Period.
Andy Velez

 


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