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Risk of HIV by push pin in a cloth shop
« on: June 05, 2014, 06:29:57 PM »
Hello,

I'm a 22 years old male and I want to know if there is any risk of getting HIV through a push pin in a cloth shop It happened some weeks ago and I've been worried...I was in a cloth shop and I when I was touching in a sweatshirt I accidentally got pricked by a push pin and I bleed just a little, it stopped almost right away.

Am I at any risk?

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Re: Risk of HIV by push pin in a cloth shop
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2014, 06:43:00 PM »
You did not have a risk ... not even a slight one .

Pins are not the same as hypodermic needles . Hypodermic needles are hollow and push potentially infectious fluids where pins are not . HIV is far to fragile to be transmitted in that manner and that is why no one has ever been infected that way .

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 did not have a risk and do not need to test for this specific 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: Risk of HIV by push pin in a cloth shop
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2014, 05:22:50 PM »
Hi,

I wanted to know if there is any risk of getting HIV by performing a cunnillingus on a woman. I've done it once with a girl about a month ago ( unprotected) and I wanted to know if there is any risk or no risk at all.

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Re: Risk of HIV by push pin in a cloth shop
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2014, 05:40:22 PM »
Please only post in this one thread no matter how long between visits or the subject matter .
You can find your thread by visiting your profile and selecting show own post and it will that you here . Thanks .

The risk for sexually transmitted HIV are from unprotected anal and vaginal sex . Cunnilingus is not a risk for HIV . Ann explained it very well once and I saved it to share .

Quoted from Ann .

Hiv transmission doesn't stand a chance of happening via female genitals to mouth - there are just too many obstacles on the oral route.

The first obstacle is the mouth itself. The mouth is a veritable fortress, standing against all sorts of pathogens we come into contact with every minute of our lives. It's a very hostile environment and saliva has been shown to contain over a dozen different proteins and enzymes that damage hiv.

Hiv is a very fragile virus - literally. Its outer surface doesn't take kindly to changes in its preferred environment; slight changes in temperature, moisture content and pH levels all damage the outer surface. Importantly, it needs this outer surface to be intact before it can latch onto a few, very specific cell types and infect.

Which leads to the second obstacle. Hiv can only latch onto certain types of cells, cells which are not found in abundance in the mouth.

The third obstacle to transmission this way is having hiv present in the first place. The female secretion where hiv has been shown to be present is the cervicovaginal fluid. This fluid is actually a thick mucus that covers and protects the cervix.

The fluid a woman produces when sexually excited comes from the Bartholin's glands, located on either side of the vaginal opening. I have yet to discover one shred of evidence (and believe me, I've looked) that shows this lubricating fluid to have any more hiv present than other bodily secretions such as saliva, sweat or tears. Saliva, sweat and tears are NOT infectious fluids.

So there you have it. Once the results of the serodiscordant studies started rolling in, what we know about hiv transmission on the cellular level was validated. The only people who were getting infected were those who had unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse. Period. One of the three studies went on for ten years and involved hundreds of couples. That's a lot of nookie.

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Re: Risk of HIV by push pin in a cloth shop
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2014, 01:48:28 PM »
Hello.

I don't know if this is a quite usual question on the forum, but I am a little bit obcessed with a relationship I had with a girl about 3 and half years ago.
I had protected vaginal intercourse on her , not for too long,, because I got tired easily...but that's not what is worrying me.
I remember what after the intercourse, when I went to the bathroom saw some blood in my right hand and I scared of HIV because I also performid unprotected cunnilingus on her, even though  I don't remember having blood on my mouth or even felt it when I was kissing and licking her vagina...
Is there any risk of HIV infection from cunnilingus with menstrual blood present?

Thanks,

Nuno

Thanks

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Re: Risk of HIV by push pin in a cloth shop
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2014, 02:03:03 PM »
Only post in this one thread no matter how long between visits or the subject matter . You can find this thread by going to your profile and selecting show own post and it will take you here .

We have been through this with you before and the answer is still the same, even with the menstrual blood ... NO RISK .

If you cant accept our assessments then go test and collect your negative results. 

 


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