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Offline Redster

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Is this Risky
« on: September 07, 2006, 01:31:16 PM »
Hi,

My account was blocked as they thought i was registering multiple accounts which i wasnt, and this has been cleared up. I hope you dont mind but i have reposted my original questions below.. thanks for your help


Hi Everyone.
Firstly I wanted to thank you all for the amazing service you provide on this website... you are all truly amazing ppl. I am sorry to bring this topic up again yet continue to find conflicting information, and from credibile sources - mainly doctors who are considered experts in their field. I recently reaslied, after having been cut at the back of the neck by a hairdresser with a straight razor that this is a very real HIV risk. Whilst i realise it might be a small risk, how are these hairdressers not monitored far closer as they could be spreading hiv and other blood borne diseases. I also realised that whilst the hairdressers might be more conscious of disinfecting the straight razor.. which he doesnt do everytime, the hair clippers, which can pierce the skin, are never sterilised correctly. I am very worried over this incident. If this is considered such a small risk, why do credible doctors say transmission is possible, and that HIV doesn not die immediately and the incident could lead to hiv infection. I welcome all your comments
thanks

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Re: Reposted thread - fixed problem with account
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2006, 01:35:50 PM »
Red,

There is no hiv risk associated with a visit to the hairdressers and it doesn't matter what sort of spin you want to put on it.

Please read through the Welcome Thread and click on the Transmission Lesson link for further information.

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Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Reposted thread - fixed problem with account
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2006, 01:38:47 PM »
The possible is different from the actual.

Theoretically what you have described could be a means of transmission if a number of unlikely circumstances came about including HIV+ blood from a previous client on a razor remaining viable long enough to effect transmission on a subsequent client and transmission actually taking place.

Like many other theoretically possible situations it just doesn't happen. There's never been a documented case in this manner. What your concern reveals is more about anxiety over HIV than any reality about how it's transmitted.

Stop and think for a moment. If such cuts, nicks and other events were a means of transmission we would have known about it long before this. Yet 25 years into the epidemic with approximately 63.5 millions infected there's never been a documented case of infection this way.

HIV requires a friendly enviroment to remain viable and to be transmitted. Vaginal and anal intercourse provide just such an environment. Not cuts in a barber shop. No kidding.
Andy Velez

Offline Redster

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Is this Risky
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2006, 06:08:56 AM »
HI Guys, I hope everyone is well.
Just a question and I would really appreciate your expert opinion.
Last night I had protected intercourse with a lady who is also big on the safe sex thing, as am I.
She did however masturbate briefly whilst we engaged in foreplay and then proceeded to masturbate me briefly. I am worried that the vaginal secretions from her hands were then passed onto me as she masturbated me right after she has touched herself. I see this as being basically brief unprotected sex considering that i might have come into contact with her vaginal secretions and they could have had access to my urethra.
If this isnt a risk, could you please explain why as it makes perfect sense to me that such an act would be a risk.
thanks again guys
Red

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Re: Is this Risky
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2006, 06:48:05 AM »
Red,

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 all your additional thoughts or questions in one thread.

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.

Mutual masturbation is not a risk for hiv infection. Hiv is a fragile, difficult to transmit virus that is transmitted INSIDE the human body. Once it is outside the body, it quickly becomes damaged and unable to infect a new host.

You did the right thing and used a condom. Condoms have been PROVEN to prevent hiv transmission. 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 STIs together. To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with a sexually transmitted infection.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

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.

Use condoms and avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

Ann
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Offline Redster

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Re: Is this Risky
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2006, 11:38:38 PM »
Hi Everyone

I am by no means questioning anyones authority here but just a question. I read a few posts regarding needle sticks on the site and a number of ppl mentioned they had never heard of or there had never been an infection through non-hollow bore needles. I found one or two sites, one from the CDC on the net that state there have been infections from other types of needles, sculpules, broken glass, etc.

The reason I ask is that a colleague at work stupidly pricked me with the end of a sharp knife as a joke, and whilst he didnt draw any noticeable blood, i certainly felt the prick. I think he did the same to another colleague just prior to doing it to me. This obviously scares me.

thanks

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Is this Risky
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2006, 05:34:15 AM »
You did not read on here that there has been no cases of HIV infection by hypodermic needles. But what you have posted is in no way a comparison and not a risk.

 


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