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Possible exposure?
« on: January 22, 2014, 07:18:39 AM »
Hello moderators and thank you for a very informative forum!

I would appreciate your take on the following:
I engaged in some quite vigorous dancing and grinding of the mid region with a female of unknown status in a bar the other night. My worry is that I had an active herpes outbreak on my foreskin, several open blisters (I've had herpes for as long as I can remember, outbreaks maybe once a year).
Is there a risk if her possible vaginal fluids came into contact with my jeans and through to my penis? We both had our pants and underwear on at all times.
I understand herpes increases the risk of contracting hiv, is that only in the context of actual penetrative sex or was I at risk with this "erotic dancing"?

Thanks again

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Re: Possible exposure?
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2014, 07:39:05 AM »
Hello moderators and thank you for a very informative forum!

I would appreciate your take on the following:
I engaged in some quite vigorous dancing and grinding of the mid region with a female of unknown status in a bar the other night. My worry is that I had an active herpes outbreak on my foreskin, several open blisters (I've had herpes for as long as I can remember, outbreaks maybe once a year).
Is there a risk if her possible vaginal fluids came into contact with my jeans and through to my penis? We both had our pants and underwear on at all times.
I understand herpes increases the risk of contracting hiv, is that only in the context of actual penetrative sex or was I at risk with this "erotic dancing"?

Thanks again
At no time were you ever at risk of contracting HIV in the situation that 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

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Re: Possible exposure?
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2014, 08:44:05 AM »

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 testing at this time for this 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. 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: Possible exposure?
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2014, 08:08:51 PM »
Thanks Gents, much appreciated!

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Re: Possible exposure?
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2014, 08:10:32 PM »
You are welcome .

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Re: Possible exposure?
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2014, 02:23:25 AM »
Hello again moderators!

I went for a hiv test today at my local clinic, not worried about my previous encounter but routine check since I haven't had one for quite a while.

The nurse taking the blood missed the vein the first time, changed the needle and found it the second time around. She gave me a cotton ball to hold on the site of where the blood was taken.
She then proceeded to empty the blood into the test tube. When she put the used needle into the sharps box, it accidentally hit the entrance of the container and some blood was spilled on top of the container. I was still holding the cotton ball against my skin.
The nurse then proceeded to clean the spilt blood of the sharps box for a maybe a minute. Here's where I got worried; she put the little round bandaid on me with the same gloves she had worn the whole time, also while wiping the outside of the sharps box! Who knows what blood had been spilled on the container previously?
Could a few drops of foreign hiv+ blood survived on her gloves and made it to my fresh needlestick site with the bandaid?
What's your take on this dear moderators?

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Re: Possible exposure?
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2014, 03:41:43 AM »
Hello again moderators!

I went for a hiv test today at my local clinic, not worried about my previous encounter but routine check since I haven't had one for quite a while.

The nurse taking the blood missed the vein the first time, changed the needle and found it the second time around. She gave me a cotton ball to hold on the site of where the blood was taken.
She then proceeded to empty the blood into the test tube. When she put the used needle into the sharps box, it accidentally hit the entrance of the container and some blood was spilled on top of the container. I was still holding the cotton ball against my skin.
The nurse then proceeded to clean the spilt blood of the sharps box for a maybe a minute. Here's where I got worried; she put the little round bandaid on me with the same gloves she had worn the whole time, also while wiping the outside of the sharps box! Who knows what blood had been spilled on the container previously?
Could a few drops of foreign hiv+ blood survived on her gloves and made it to my fresh needlestick site with the bandaid?
What's your take on this dear moderators?
You need to seek professional help for your phobias.

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Re: Possible exposure?
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2014, 04:58:03 AM »
My apologies, but this has me quite worried….

My worry is that the nurse got some foreign blood on her gloves when she wiped the spilt blood off the sharps container and the proceeded to but the little bandaid on the vein where my blood had just been taken.
I've read about hiv not being able to infect on surfaces,  does that mean that there could be no possible way I could be infected even if she had wet blood on her  gloves?

Have I understood this correctly?

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Re: Possible exposure?
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2014, 06:07:58 AM »
My apologies, but this has me quite worried….

My worry is that the nurse got some foreign blood on her gloves when she wiped the spilt blood off the sharps container and the proceeded to but the little bandaid on the vein where my blood had just been taken.
I've read about hiv not being able to infect on surfaces,  does that mean that there could be no possible way I could be infected even if she had wet blood on her  gloves?

Have I understood this correctly?
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Re: Possible exposure?
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2014, 08:12:33 AM »
Moke,

If hiv were as easily transmitted as you're imagining, the whole world would be hiv positive by now, just like the whole world has had a cold or flu at some point.

If we thought you were at risk through what happened when you tested, we would tell you. You were NOT at risk!

Just because you took out a subscription does not mean that you no longer have to abide by our posting rules, including the one Rodney quoted for you. Please consider yourself warned!

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Re: Possible exposure?
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2014, 01:02:54 AM »
Hello Moderators,

I recently had a strange encounter with on the street with a lady with some clear mental instability, she was flailing her arms around. When I passed her her hand/arm hit the side of my body by the waist.
I'm worried that she might have been wielding a needle or syringe. I didn't feel a poke at the time, looking at my body afterwards there was no bleeding but I have quite a few small red pimples in that area so it's hard to tell if there was a puncture wound.
If she had a syringe, would there have been a chance of transmission in the fleeting moment her hand touched my body? Or would there have to be more time for any contents to be injected?
Also would I definitely have felt the needle stick?
I would really appreciate your kind advise on any risk from this! Thank you!

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« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2014, 03:28:09 AM »
Moke,

If hiv were as easily transmitted as you're imagining, the whole world would be hiv positive by now, just like the whole world has had a cold or flu at some point.

If we thought you were at risk through what happened when you tested, we would tell you. You were NOT at risk!

Just because you took out a subscription does not mean that you no longer have to abide by our posting rules, including the one Rodney quoted for you. Please consider yourself warned!

Ann

I suggest you seek out the help of a mental health professional to deal with your hiv phobia. It's really getting out of hand now and there's nothing we can do here to help you. You need face-to-face help.

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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