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Author Topic: Dear Ann and other experts, question regarding bleeding hemorrhoids  (Read 1562 times)

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Dear Ann and other experts, I need your opinion and assessment regarding my case.

About a week ago, i went to use the public toilet for no 2. I usually experience bleeding from anal fissures when i go no 2 (due to my hemorrhoids) and it was the case also this time.

Half way through wiping, I realized that the paper was damp, and there were some red blot on the roll, so this could have came into contact directly with the bleeding fissures on my anus.

I have been worried over the risk of catching HIV from using that toilet paper. I am afraid that someone who used the roll before me may have poured infected blood into the roll, or he could have ejected sperm into the roll.

My question is: Could HIV transmit this way? Assuming that the toilet paper was soaked with HIV infected blood or sperm. Could HIV live on the paper tissue?

Ann and other experts, please please answer this question.

Thanks alot

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Re: Dear Ann and other experts, question regarding bleeding hemorrhoids
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2013, 01:27:58 PM »
Hi John , I read your concern very carefully and I can say that you absolutely did NOT have a risk for HIV in the manner you are concerned about .

HIV is squired sexually from penetrative vaginal or anal sex , from mother to child during childbirth and from sharing IV drug injection equipment . HIV is fragile and hard to transmit , its rendered unable to infect as soon as its exposed to oxygen . You can rest assured you did not have a risk .

ALTHOUGH YOU DO NOT NEED HIV TESTING AT THIS TIME, anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care checkup, 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 checkups, 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!

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Re: Dear Ann and other experts, question regarding bleeding hemorrhoids
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2013, 08:57:15 AM »
Hey, thanks Jeff for the reply

Can you elaborate more deeply about my situation?

I heard that if blood/sperm come into direct contact with an open wound (in this situation, it is my anal fissures's bleeding), it could transmit HIV. Is that true?

I also heard that HIV can live outside the body for about 24 hours. Is that true?
In my case, could HIV live on the paper tissue?

Do you guys think I need to get tested?

Thanks Jeff for ur help.

Other experts, please share your opinion too, please. I need to calm my mind.

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Re: Dear Ann and other experts, question regarding bleeding hemorrhoids
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2013, 09:51:07 AM »
Hey, thanks Jeff for the reply

Can you elaborate more deeply about my situation?

I heard that if blood/sperm come into direct contact with an open wound (in this situation, it is my anal fissures's bleeding), it could transmit HIV. Is that true?

I also heard that HIV can live outside the body for about 24 hours. Is that true?
In my case, could HIV live on the paper tissue?

Do you guys think I need to get tested?

Thanks Jeff for ur help.

Other experts, please share your opinion too, please. I need to calm my mind.

HIV is damaged and rendered unable to infect as soon as its exposed to air , period . Its a myth that it can survive outside the human body on things in our environment .

HIV is acquired sexually from penetrative vaginal or anal sex , from mother to child during childbirth and from sharing IV drug injection equipment . HIV is fragile and hard to transmit , its rendered unable to infect as soon as its exposed to oxygen . You can rest assured you did not have a risk .

There was zero chance that you could be infected in the manner you are worrying over , you did not have a risk by any stretch of the imagination .

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Re: Dear Ann and other experts, question regarding bleeding hemorrhoids
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2013, 11:34:30 AM »
Thanks Jeff for ur explanation, I really appreciated it

But can someone else (Ann, jkinatl2, and other experts) please also access my situation and answer my questions. If I really don't have any risk, please just encourage me to move on and stop thinking about this.

Please understand that it's not because I don't trust Jeff's answer, but it's just because I am that type of person who is very logical and usually need more than 1 person's point of view to help my mind rest assured  :(

Please guys, help me out. Your answers would mean so much for me and my future

Thank you

Dear Ann and other experts, I need your opinion and assessment regarding my case.

About a week ago, i went to use the public toilet for no 2. I usually experience bleeding from anal fissures when i go no 2 (due to my hemorrhoids) and it was the case also this time.

Half way through wiping, I realized that the paper was damp, and there were some red blot on the roll, so this could have came into contact directly with the bleeding fissures on my anus.

I have been worried over the risk of catching HIV from using that toilet paper. I am afraid that someone who used the roll before me may have poured infected blood into the roll, or he could have ejected sperm into the roll.

My question is: Could HIV transmit this way? Assuming that the toilet paper was soaked with HIV infected blood or sperm. Could HIV live on the paper tissue?

Ann and other experts, please please answer this question.

Thanks alot

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Re: Dear Ann and other experts, question regarding bleeding hemorrhoids
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2013, 05:13:32 PM »
Well, honestly I was avoiding answering this thread because I feel like I've been harsh enough to people this week. But hey, ok.

If HIV was transmitted in the manner you described, it would be a contagious, communicable disease and not an infectious one. The most cursory reading of any three randomly picked AM I INFECTED threads would tell you that HIV is a very delicate virus, whose glycoprotein shell is easily disrupted, rendering it incapable of infecting.

Someone with a high viral load could masturbate and ejaculate right onto your open, bleeding hemorrhoids and you would have no risk. And rule #34 of the internet promises that someone has.

HIV is sexually transmitted inside the human body through unprotected anal and vaginal intercourse. You don't get it from a toilet seat. The fact that you know the moderators by name and you don't know that shows that we continue to fail at getting that simple message across, and for that I am sorry.

"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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