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Offline Adam402

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Please Help
« on: April 03, 2012, 01:23:09 PM »
Hello,

Please Help with my Questions
1) Can a lancet transmite HIV ?
2) How long HIV is viable outside the body ?

I had an HIV test last week and i couldn't watch what the doctor is doing,if on the lancet was put an HIV positave blood and after used on me in one or two seconds can i get infected ? The test result came out negative but i'm scared now that i got infected in the clinc.
Many Thanks,
Adam402

Offline Ann

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Re: Please Help
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2012, 01:35:22 PM »
Adam,

Get a grip. If the lancet had hiv positive blood on it, you wouldn't have had a negative result.

Doctors do not re-use lancets and even if they did, it would not be a risk for hiv.

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 you're not going to be infected by a lancet.

Not one person has ever been infected by a lancet and you are not going to be the first.

You were not at risk. End of story. You do NOT need further testing.

As an adult, the only way you're going to get infected is by sharing needles (a lancet IS NOT a needle) to inject drugs, or by having unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse.

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.

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: Please Help.
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2012, 01:57:08 PM »
Hello, This is my last question

Thank You for your quick response.

The doctor told me that the result is negative but i did not see it.
If the Doctor put on the Lancet HIV positive blood and after used on me in one two seconds still is not a risk to get infected with HIV ?

Thank you for your co operation

Adam402

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Re: Please Help
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2012, 02:01:12 PM »
Adam,

NO. You were not at risk. No way, no how.

Please do not think you will be permitted to use this forum to air your paranoia. If you have further questions about this incident, I suggest you go back to the place where you tested and ask THEM.

You did NOT have a risk for hiv infection.

NO RISK.

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 Adam402

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Re: Please Help
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2012, 02:15:06 PM »
Hello,

Ok sorry, i just wanted to make sure as i have no knowledge about it and now you have me at ease as I trust your answer thank you very much

Best Regards,

Adam402

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Re: Please Help
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2012, 04:00:39 PM »
Good. Just get on with your life and always remember to use condoms for both vaginal and anal intercourse.

That way you will be well protected against the sexual transmission of HIV.
Andy Velez

 


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