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Offline andreea_18

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worried
« on: January 26, 2010, 08:03:28 AM »
Hello,

since 2 weeks ago I live in the same house with a work collegue. I'm very carrefull with my personal items: toothbrushes, razor, nailcutter,etc ... She is not. Her toothbrush is in a bathroom, near the sink. A few days ago, I was touching her toothbrush (only on handle) for a few second. I don't know I was looked to it. I was put it under water for a few second. After that I have a fear that somehow I've used her toothbrush. For the last 4 days, in every evening I check regulary the toothbrush, only touching the handle with my hand. I also put it near my nouse to smell it ..stupid ...but as far as I remember never, put it in my mouth, or touching with it my lips.

Is there any risk if I only touch the toothbrush, witout put it in my mouth, or touching with it my nouse, lips, etc ?

I'm paranoia...but if I were to used it, I have to notice that after a few second (that it was not mine), no???


So simply, if I only touch it and smell it from about 2 cm from my nouse and mouth, I have no risk?



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Re: worried
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2010, 08:25:15 AM »
You are worrying needlessly. This is all trumped up drama you have created for some reason.

HIV is not transmitted through environmental surfaces by touching or being near.

You need to read our lesson about Transmission. There is a link to it in the Welcome thread which opens this section. The only confirmed risks for HIV transmission are unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse and the sharing of intravenous needles.

Stop this nonsense right now. You were not at risk for HIV.   
Andy Velez

Offline andreea_18

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Re: worried
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2012, 07:52:43 AM »
Hello,

a few weeks ago I removed snow from the driveway with a shovel, that wasn't mine.
Outside were about 0 degrees Celsius. The shovel was broken in the middle, and it was held together with some scotch tape.

After 30 minutes of working, in the right hand I cut myself with a splinter from the middle part of the shovel. The wound was about 2 cm, and started to bleed.

Then I noticed with astonishment, that the wood where the splinter was, has some blood from another person.

I used the shovel about 30 minutes before I hurt myself. Is this a risk for HIV?

Thank you.

Offline RapidRod

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Re: worried
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2012, 07:53:58 AM »
HIV is transmitted by;
Unprotected penetrative anal and/or vaginal sex
Sharing works with other IV drug abusers
Mother to child

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Re: worried
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2012, 08:17:46 AM »
Andreea,

Please tell me you're joking? Hiv cannot remain viable and able to infect outside the human body. It is very sensitive to temperature and it stands a snow-ball's chance in hell of being able to infect you in the situation you're worried about.

I suggest you seek counseling for what is very obviously an irrational fear of hiv. We cannot help you with that here.

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

Ann
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Offline andreea_18

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Re: worried
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2012, 08:21:52 AM »
Ann thank you for you answer. I'm not joking. This was a real situation.

Just one question: you said that the virus cannot infect outside human body. This statement is true for toothbrushes, razors, clippers?

Thank you very much.

PS: so NO RISK in this kind of situations?


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Re: worried
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2012, 08:51:51 AM »
Andreea,

Hiv cannot be transmitted from objects in the environment, object such as - but not limited to... snow shovels, toothbrushes, doorknobs, broomsticks, food, razors, spoons, cups, computers, sheets, towels, underwear, toilet seats, elevator buttons, cats, cat's cradles, dogs, other people's skin, tables, chairs, beds, ironing boards, toenails, steering wheels, mirrors, baskets, bar stools, swings and roundabouts, flutes, guitars, saxophones, drums, xylophones, mascara, blush, foundation, soap, moisturiser, sanitizer, garbage bags, garbage bins, garbage trucks, earrings, nose rings, belly rings, carpet, area rugs, electrical outlets, satellite dishes, roofing tiles, barbed wire fences, thorny bushes, doritos, tortillas, tacos,  mop buckets, pens, pencils, snowmen, snowwomen, snowkids, windows, walls, floors, ceilings, cars, phones, phonebooks, boxes, cans, dictionaries, encyclopedias, facebook, you tube, photographs, bedside tables, pool tables, pool cues, pool balls, table lamps, squirt-guns, emery boards, nail clippers, thermometers, eye-glasses, tv remotes, pillows, blankets, clocks, notebooks, magazines, couches, frying pans, sauce pans, spatulas, forks, knives, plates, bowls, rubber suits, leather trousers, frilly dresses,  bikes, snowboards, beach balls, tennis rackets.... GET THE PICTURE? Or do I need to go on?

As long as condoms are being used for anal or vaginal intercourse, you will be well protected where hiv is concerned. IT REALLY IS THAT SIMPLE!!!

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

Offline andreea_18

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Re: worried
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2012, 08:55:56 AM »
even if a toothbrush had blood on it and use it?  or a knife is with blood and cut with it?

Cheers,

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Re: worried
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2012, 09:04:28 AM »
Andreea,

If you stabbed someone with a knife, and that knife was absolutely dripping with their blood, and you IMMEDIATELY stabbed yourself with that knife, then you might have a problem.

Or if you loaded up a toothbrush with someone else's blood and then IMMEDIATELY shoved that toothbrush into your mouth and violently rubbed it into your gums to the point where you damaged your gums, then you might have a problem.

You shouldn't be using other people's toothbrushes anyway, and not because of hiv. It's just normal, good hygiene to use your own brush.

I promise you that you are worrying for no reason.

USE CONDOMS FOR ANAL OR VAGINAL INTERCOURSE AND YOU WILL AVOID HIV INFECTION. IT REALLY IS THAT SIMPLE!!!!

If you read the Welcome Thread before posting like you're supposed to, 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 situation, 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!

Please see a counselor about your irrational fears. We cannot help you with that here.

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: worried
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2012, 09:05:27 AM »
I'm going to give you a warning before this goes any further. HIV transmission has been explained to you and you can read further about it in our Transmission lesson.

You are worrying needlessly and frankly we're not going to indulge you in responding every time you come up with another non-risk situation. You are very quickly going to find yourself getting a Time Out from the site if you come back with more of this kind of frankly ridiculous speculation about HIV transmission.

If you can't stop worrying needlessly about HIV then get some professional help to deal with the matter. We can't help you with that in this setting. Here we just evaluate specific experiences in terms of potential risk for HIV.
Andy Velez

Offline andreea_18

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Re: worried
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2012, 07:16:50 AM »
Pls help me with this situation...I'm feeling so unlucky and stupid...seems like that all the bad things happen to me. Last week something stupid happened to me, that makes me worry so much.
I was in the office kitchen, and I cut my bigger thumb from rigth hand with a knife when trying to cut an orange fruit.
Just a little cut of 0.5 cm. There was a little blood running out. I clean the wound with water and soup, and then I was going to bathroom, and by mistake I put this finger on a paper tissue with blood on it (around 50% of the tissue was with blood),
used by my colleague to clean his blood from running nose. The blood must been there for a few seconds, not minutes. I could see some redness/wetness on my finger.

Is this a risk?

Cheers,

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Re: worried
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2012, 07:55:18 AM »
Andreea,

How many times do you need to be told that hiv simply is not transmitted in the ways you're imagining? Hiv is NOT transmitted from objects in the environment and that includes bloody tissues.

I'm giving you that time out you've been warned about. This has gone on long enough and I suggest you seek counseling so you can get to the root of your extreme hiv phobia. We can't help you with that here.

Do not attempt to create a new account to get around your time out because if you do, you will be permanently banned.

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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