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Offline jesse1341

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MMa Training infection
« on: September 25, 2011, 03:28:18 PM »
Thanks alot for these forums they have been very helpful with my questions and concerns..I was wondering if there was a way that I could have got infected from a scratch. Me and and my HIV + friend had been wrestling around and the next thing I know I got  scratched on my hand and he has scratches on his arms . There was no bleeding just regular scratches kind of like a cat scratch.I know most people say that there has to be blood that goes in the open wound but isn't the hiv virus undetectable to the naked eye? What if our scratches rubbed on each other?They were fresh so maybe the virus traveled from his scratch to my scratch.Is this possible?I mean sit down and think about the anotomy of a scratch,doesn't it bleed but we cant see the blood because it doesn't reach the epidermis?

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Re: MMa Training infection
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2011, 03:30:40 PM »
No risk.

Offline jesse1341

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Re: MMa Training infection
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2011, 03:41:37 PM »
Sorry but have you had situations like mine here before?

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Re: MMa Training infection
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2011, 06:16:13 PM »
Sorry but have you had situations like mine here before?

Hundreds of times. HIV is NOT transmitted outside the body. It requires VERY specific conditions, which scratch-to-scratch situations simply cannot provide.

I urge you to read our LESSONS on transmission if you are going to be comfortable around your HIV positive friend.

"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."

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Offline jesse1341

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Re: MMa Training infection
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2011, 06:44:25 PM »
Thanks alot for you help. One more question, I have always wondered if hiv does not live outside the body for long then why is it able to be transffered when using needles?I mean it's not like some one injects heroin and 1 sec later the next person injects themselves.

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Re: MMa Training infection
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2011, 06:50:38 PM »
It's the blood in the syringe.

Offline jesse1341

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Re: MMa Training infection
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2011, 07:17:35 PM »
oh ok , So the hiv in the syringe lives and doesn't get destroyed by oxygen?

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Re: MMa Training infection
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2011, 07:40:13 PM »
Jesse, are you planning to share needles with someone? If you are, don't.

We're not here to answer your speculative what ifs.

You came here with a concern. You did not have a risk. Get on with your life.
Andy Velez

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Re: MMa Training infection
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2011, 07:52:39 PM »
I will answer your question, though a simple search of these forums will reveal that it been asked and answered, also hundreds of times.

When a person draws back an infecting needle, blood is trapped within the hollow bore - giving it a temporary anaerobic environment. It that needle is then immediately passed on to another person, who then pushes the plunger down, then there is a chance that this blood will have remained infectious long enough to transfer HIV into the bloodstream, where it is possible to find and attach to the specific immune cells needed for infection.

The key to this transfer is the anaerobic environment temporarily acquired through the hollow bore needle. It is unique to those who use IV drugs, and this method of infection is basically unique to IV drug users. The transfer has to happen quickly, since other factors such as temperature act to render HIV inert very quickly.

As I said, these questions are asked almost every week. If you multiply that by the ten plus years that these forums have been around, you will quickly find that we have run pretty thin on unasked questions.

That having been said, you have not had a risk.

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Offline jesse1341

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Re: MMa Training infection
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2011, 01:05:57 AM »
Thanks everyone for your help..I have realized now that there is alot of bs on most sites around...

 


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