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Offline sadi

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Simple question.....answer not foundq
« on: May 22, 2013, 10:16:55 AM »
Hi All,

I have few situations last weekends. Since then I am trying to find out the exact nature of the solution but could not.

I met a guy in a bar. I shook hand with him. I had a small fresh cut on my hand . After that I found that there was some blood and unfortunately he also got small cut. If the  blood is his, and got into my blood stream , will I be infected ?

I searched long in google. Some says yes it is possible some says no. Theoretically I also believe that it is possible coz blood can find its ways to blood by my small cut..isn't it..

Please answer my situation with some facts.

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Re: Simple question.....answer not foundq
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2013, 10:21:04 AM »
Sadi, theoretically it is possible to transmit HIV in that manner. But in the real world of HIV science, it just doesn't happen. That's why you aren't finding anything in the literature about it.

HIV is a fragile virus. What you have described is a common occurence. I don't know of any confirmed cases of transmission in that manner. I don't see it as a real risk nor is there any need for testing.

Let it go and get on with your life. Really.
Andy Velez

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Re: Simple question.....answer not foundq
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2013, 10:51:01 AM »
Thanks Andy,

just last question, people say it is a blood to blood contact disease. isn't my case same?

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Re: Simple question.....answer not foundq
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2013, 11:17:14 AM »
Thanks Andy,

just last question, people say it is a blood to blood contact disease. isn't my case same?

HIV is a fragile virus and is instantly damaged when it leaves the confines of the human body rendering it unable to infect . There is also a cellular barrier to transmitting HIV in the manner you are concerned with , the cells on your hand are not nearly as receptive to the HIV virus as your glans or vagina or rectum is . Blood to blood contact refers to IV drug injecting equipment , unprotected vaginal or anal intercourse and mother to child during childbirth , it also refers to some exposure in healthcare environments .
 
As Andy told you already HIV hasn't been transmitted that way and you will not be the first . You are not at risk from shaking the hand of a person living with HIV , ever .   

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Re: Simple question.....answer not foundq
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2013, 02:22:50 PM »
No, you cannot get HIV from a handshake.

Period.

"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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Re: Simple question.....answer not foundq
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2013, 01:18:07 AM »
Hi All,

Thanks for your reply.

My last question please.

Yesterday I was sitting in a bus seat. The person sitting besides me sneezed on my and I had a cut there.

1. does sneezing material contains HIV ?
2. What is the risk ?

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Re: Simple question.....answer not foundq
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2013, 01:45:21 AM »
Hey, that was your last free post! How much do you want to know?

Enough to read our LESSONS in HIV transmission?

"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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Re: Simple question.....answer not foundq
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2013, 05:42:11 AM »
Sadi,

In adults, hiv is transmitted through:

Unprotected anal intercourse.

Unprotected vaginal intercourse.

Sharing drug injecting equipment.

And that's IT.

The only way you could have gotten infected with hiv from the person on the bus is if you had unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse with him/her or used a syringe to inject drugs immediately after he/she used it.

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 OVER ANY OF THE SITUATIONS YOU'RE WORRIED ABOUT, 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 don't share drug injecting equipment, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

Ann
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