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Offline nogoodbyes86

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posible exposure with dried blood?
« on: November 22, 2011, 01:32:53 PM »
im goin to explain my possible risk situation, i was in a public place yesterday(university campus) and i was sitting in a chair  that had a dried blood stain im suspicious  that could've been blood from a girl menstrual cycle or some kinda bum cut,  the stain was kinda dark brown it was stick to the chair, it looks like it had hours there maybe days, i didnt touch it or anything i just looked at it very close to make sure of what it was...as soon as a got home i took my pants off there was not blood on them outside or inside ( i was wearing jeans) then i cleaned myself with water and soap from my hips down for about 10 minutes, i even put some bleach on some type of piece of clothing and rubbed it against my interior legs ( i know that may sound kinda overacting) but i know that there are some virus like the one that causes hepatitis  that can live in dried blood, not to mention hiv...i dont tend to visit public places and very careful with the places i seat i was hanging out with some friends and i kinda got distracted for a second..in the case of that blood being infected with hiv, are are the changes of me being highly exposed?
should i test in 3 month?? or start any kinda of teatmean? i live my sister and share spoons and bathroom and i dont want to be a problem for her
im trying to stay calm cuz really there nothing else i can do. im hoping  you could educate me about what to do.. thanks in advance.. :-\
« Last Edit: November 22, 2011, 01:54:24 PM by nogoodbyes86 »

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Re: posible exposure with dried blood?
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2011, 01:58:10 PM »
NGB,

You absolutely did NOT have a risk for hiv infection.

Hiv is a fragile, difficult to transmit virus that is primarily transmitted INSIDE the human body, as in unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse where the virus never leaves the confines of the two bodies.

Once outside the body, small changes in temperature, and pH and moisture levels all quickly damage the virus and render it unable to infect. For this reason, hiv is not transmitted from objects in the environment, including seats, toilet seats, doorknobs, spoons, forks, knives, plates, bowls, glasses or cups.

Hiv negative and hiv positive people live in the same houses all the time and the only time it results in hiv infection of the negative person is if they have unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse with the positive person. I brought up my hiv negative daughter in my house and I'm hiv positive. My daughter is still hiv negative. We didn't do anything special and she in fact would time-to-time eat off a fork I had just used or drank out of the same cup or bottle as I drank from.

You ask what treatment you need - you don't need ANY where hiv is concerned, but I would highly recommend you see a therapist to find out why you are so ultra paranoid about becoming infected with hiv when out in public spaces. Life is too short to be so worried about something that cannot possibly happen.

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:

You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL sexually transmitted infections together.

To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI. Sex without a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

ALTHOUGH YOU DO NOT NEED TO TEST OVER THIS NO RISK INCIDENT, anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results.

Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv.

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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Re: posible exposure with dried blood?
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2011, 02:28:58 PM »
thanks for your quick reply ann, yea i am aware of my paranoia about visiting public places...sometimes i think that happens cuz of the mis information we read in the media about hiv, miths about becoming infected in public places like movies and mosquitos bites, according to some scientists hiv can survive outside the body for days..i know infection occurs when infected blood makes enters your blood stream and non protected sex i dont know if that is correct but at least that's what i understand. i just this little incident yesterday and it got me thinking about that.after all nobody seems to have a clear idea about hiv,since there are cases of infection where risk was not identified
i do not share neddles,dont use drugs at all, i had a low risk exposure years ago(non protected oral sex) i tested at 3 and 20 months and it came as negative,after that i've been busy doing other stuff like dedicating myself to finish school and working.
i trust you when you say this was a no risk situation,thanks for clarifying my ideas about this...i know people normally some way or another share seats ,toilet seats and plates that's something we can't control and we can't live our lives thinking we might get infected with something... i just wish scientists and media could be more specific about how the virus is really transmitted so this whole paranoia can be avoided...im sure im not the only one who feels the same...again ann thanks you've been very specific!!

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Re: posible exposure with dried blood?
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2011, 09:33:15 PM »
so you consider there's no need for me to test for HIV?? or HCV? due to the last event,  and sorry for my insistence ...i just need some sort of relieve
« Last Edit: November 22, 2011, 09:48:09 PM by nogoodbyes86 »

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Re: posible exposure with dried blood?
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2011, 12:58:40 AM »
Listen, I know that there are some outdated and simply nefarious HIV sites out there - but NONE of them would EVER state dried might-be-blood as a possible HIV threat.

Cunnilingus, I'd understand your confusion. But this is all on you.

I urge you to seek professional help regarding your HIV phobia.

"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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Re: posible exposure with dried blood?
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2011, 09:13:13 AM »
ngb,,

You do not need to test for hiv, hep C or anything due to this non-event incident. The only thing I'd suggest you test for is OCD - and you need a therapist for that. We cannot help you with that here.

Ann
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