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Offline paranoid2387

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hiv risk through tailor pin prick
« on: March 02, 2013, 03:43:25 AM »
Hi ..first i would like to congratulate for such a helpful forum ...i would request you to evaluate the risk for the below encounter .
I was playing with my cousins and during playing i happen to get small cut or wound something similar to wounds children get when they fall down. A small wound with blood but no heavy bleeding . I washed it and applied an antiseptic cream on the wound . As i was not sure of the source of the wound , i decided to get anti tetanus shot . I brought the anti tetanus medicine and syringe from a pharmacy and went to my uncle's clinic.the compounder in the clinic asked me to lie on the bed so that he could inject the shot in my bottom .now the bedsheet was not clean and am not even sure if there were any blood shots or not and while lying down my wound was touching the sheet .now i am worrying about the fact that if there were any blood drops on the sheet (wet or dry) and they came in contact with my wound which had little blood around it along with the ointment ....would i be at risk?


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Re: hiv risk from blood stains on bed
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2013, 08:28:40 AM »
No you would not be at risk in the situations you've provided.

HIV is unable to reproduce outside its living host (unlike many bacteria or fungi, which may do so under suitable conditions), except under laboratory conditions; therefore, it does not spread or maintain infectiousness outside its host.

HIV is transmitted by;
Unprotected penetrative anal and/or vaginal sex
Sharing works with other IV drug users
Mother to child

Offline paranoid2387

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Re: hiv risk from blood stains on bed
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2013, 01:31:31 PM »
Thanks for the quick reply ...i just wantes to check one more thing .the fact that my wound which still had some of my blood would not act as an open source to thd bloodstream and the blood spots which could be dry or wet would not enter the blood stream through the wound .thanks

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Re: hiv risk from blood stains on bed
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2013, 01:52:52 PM »
Paranoid,

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, pH and moisture levels all quickly damage the virus and render it unable to infect. For this reason, you are not going to be infected through blood or any other body fluids outside the body in the environment.

You have NOT had a risk for hiv by any stretch of the imagination. NO RISK.

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 FOR HIV FOLLOWING BEING IN CONTACT WITH BLOOD-STAINED SHEETS, 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. Some of the other STIs can be present with no obvious symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to test.

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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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2013, 12:21:54 PM »
Yesterday i went to a tailor for a trial of my suit . Since the suit was not completely ready there were some pins attached to it i.e. the pins used by tailors. During checking my suit i got my finger picked by a pin and it bled a little . What are the risks of hiv transmission in such a scenario assuming the pin had some blood on it

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Re: hiv risk through tailor pin prick
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2013, 12:23:38 PM »
Zero. HIV is not transmitted by a pin prick.

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Re: hiv risk through tailor pin prick
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2013, 12:30:03 PM »
Paranoid,

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 everything in one thread. It doesn't matter how long it has been since you last posted in your thread or if the subject matter is different.

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.





You have already been told that hiv is NOT transmitted outside the human body through blood on objects in the environment. A pin is an object in the environment.

You have NOT had a risk for hiv in any way, shape or form when you stuck your finger on a tailor's pin. 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

 


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