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Author Topic: Andy, Back Again, New Question about possible infection  (Read 3086 times)

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Offline gary2006

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Andy, Back Again, New Question about possible infection
« on: September 04, 2006, 02:20:27 PM »
Hello,
         I just had a question about getting hiv from a cut.
If I had a cut on my hand and it came in contact with another persons cut on their hand wouldn't large amounts of blood have to be present. Or at least visible blood from both cuts for any chance of hiv to be spread.

I know Im just being paranoid, but an answer on this question would be greatly appreciated.

thank you

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Question about cuts
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2006, 03:00:55 PM »
Gary, it would take copious amount of blood and yes, you and the other party would have to have a laceration to cause one to become infected besides one of you would have to have HIV.

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Re: Question about cuts
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2006, 04:04:01 PM »
And further, HIV is not an easy virus to transmit, even assuming the other person is HIV positive. It's a fragile virus and it just doesn't get passed in the kind of ordinary life scenario you are concerned about.

If you haven't already done so please read the lesson on transmission on this site. You'll find the link to it in the first thread in this section.

Cheers,
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Offline gary2006

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Worried about blood contact from handshake
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2007, 09:15:15 PM »
Hello,
       It's been a while since I've posted on here. This is by far the best Hiv/Aids website on the web. I really appreciate everyone that takes time to reply back about my questions as well as everyone else's.

I recently had a incident where I shook hands with a Dr. I was going to. After I shook his hand I noticed a small amount of blood on my thumb. I didn't have any cuts on my thumb or hand at the time.

My question is: There isn't any way I could have contacted hiv from this incident since I didn't have a cut also. Is that correct? Even if I had a cut it would have had to have been a large amount of blood to even be a concern.  Isn't that right?

Please bare with me. I have OCD and am currently seeing two different doctors for this problem. I know this isn't a OCD site, but hearing answers back from some of you on here would really help me get over this incident.

What's weird is that the Dr. I'm talking about is the therapist I am going to help me get over my phobia/paranoia of Hiv. I guess he just didn't realize that he had a cut that was bleeding or something. I guess one thing that has heightened my fear about getting someone else's blood on me is due to the fact at work they show a movie about blood borne pathogens. About how not only hiv be spread through blood, but also hepatitis.
Shouldn't have watched that movie.

Your replies back are greatly appreciated.

Thanks again , Gary

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Re: Worried about blood contact from handshake
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2007, 01:15:43 AM »
Gary,

Please keep all your additional thoughts, questions and comments in your original thread. This helps us to follow your story and give you the most accurate advice.

If you can't find you original thread click on the red link I've provided above. Alternatively you can click on the "show own posts" link in the left hand column of any forums page. Your questions will not be answered until you return to your original thread.

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Re: Worried about blood contact from handshake
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2007, 05:58:06 AM »
Gary,

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.

Please also read through the Welcome Thread so you can familiarize yourself with our Forum Posting Guidelines. Thank you for your cooperation.



Just like the first time you came to us, you didn't have a risk.

I suggest you talk this incident over with the doctor concerned.

Ann
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Andy, Back Again, New Question about possible infection
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2008, 05:23:20 PM »
Andy,
       I did something really stupid last night. I went over to this couples house and things got a little out of hand. I didn't have intercourse, but we had all had a little too much to drink and put on some porn. Anyway, things got a little crazy. My only exposure was that as we were watching the movie I was stroking myself (don't know any other way to say it) and right as I was about to climax the guys wife leaned over and did oral on me until I did climax. Is there much for me to worry about here. It's been a long time since i've been on the site and have been doing well as far as safe sex and everything. I really messed up. Another reason i'm worried about her doing oral on me is because I know they meet up with other single guys on a regular basis and play. Why I was so stupid is beyond me. I guess the drinking played a part in it. No excuse though. I should have been smarter , especially after being on this site before. How much at risk am I to have contacted hiv from this incident. I'd appreciate your response. I know you do a lot to help people on here. Do I need to get tested in three months?

Thanks , Gary2006

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Re: Andy, Back Again, New Question about possible infection
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2008, 05:34:01 PM »
Gary

I have merged your threads, please keep all your questions in this thread from now on, Ann has already explained this to you...thank you.

Pleae read the  Welcome Thread again on how HIV is and isn't transmitted, you really need to take some time out and educate yourself, that's what the Lessons are here for.

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Offline gary2006

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Re: Andy, Back Again, New Question about possible infection
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2008, 05:36:34 PM »
Sorry Jan,
       I had a new question about a new risk so that is why i re-posted. very worried. How do I get an answer to my new question. Please forgive me. I'm not trying to break any rules of the site. Just trying to get answer to new exposure.

thank you, Gary

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Re: Andy, Back Again, New Question about possible infection
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2008, 05:46:40 PM »
Unprotected anal and vaginal intercourse are the means by which HIV is transmitted, you don't get it from receiving a blowjob.
In the history of the epidemic there's never been a case of transmission from getting a blowjob, and you certainly aren't going to be the first one.


BTW I will be deleting your other post.
Jan
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Offline gary2006

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Re: Why does CDC say there is a risk from oral sex?
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2008, 01:34:33 PM »
I know you said that there wasn't any risk of Hiv infection from getting oral sex from a girl, but why does the CDC say there is? Are they just trying to cover themselves?
I wasn't worried about the incident where this girl have me oral sex after your last reply, until I went on the CDC site. Now I'm thinking I'll need to get tested at 3 month mark.

Thanks, GAry

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Re: Andy, Back Again, New Question about possible infection
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2008, 02:16:41 PM »
Gary,

Get tested if you like. Don't be surprised by your negative result.

Yes, the CDC is funded by the Bush "Abstinence Only" administration. They're covering their ass. Big time.

You have not had a risk for hiv infection.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple and that's the REAL deal.

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 gary2006

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Re: Thanks for the reply Ann
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2008, 09:07:53 PM »
Ann,
       Thanks for your reply. I kinda figured that was the case about the CDC. Thanks for clearing that up for me.

Take care, Gary

 


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