Quantcast

Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
E-newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
September 21, 2014, 09:01:00 AM

Login with username, password and session length


Members
  • Total Members: 23510
  • Latest: yuanti
Stats
  • Total Posts: 639631
  • Total Topics: 48549
  • Online Today: 210
  • Online Ever: 585
  • (January 07, 2014, 02:31:47 PM)
Users Online
Users: 4
Guests: 169
Total: 173

Welcome


Welcome to the POZ/AIDSmeds Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ/AIDSmeds community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Welcome to Am I Infected

IMPORTANT UPDATE
Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Welcome to the "Am I Infected?" POZ forum.

New members -- those who have posted three or fewer messages -- are permitted to post questions and responses, free of charge (make them count!). Ongoing participation in the "Am I Infected?" forum -- posting more than three questions or responses -- requires a paid subscription.

A seven-day subscription is $9.99, a 30-day subscription is $14.99 and a 90-day subscription is $24.99.

Anyone who needs to post more than three messages in the "Am I Infected?" forum -- including past, present and future POZ Forums members -- will need to subscribe, with secure payments made via PayPal.

There will be no charge to continue reading threads in the "Am I Infected?" forum, nor will there be a charge for participating in any of the Main Forums; Meds, Mind, Body & Benefits; and Off Topic Forums. Similarly, all POZ and AIDSmeds pages, including our "How is HIV Transmitted?" and "Am I Infected? (A Guide to Testing for HIV)" lessons, will remain accessible to all. 

NOTE: HIV testing questions will still need to be posted in the "Am I Infected?" forum; attempts to post HIV symptoms or testing questions in any other forums will be considered violations of our rules of membership and subject to time-outs and permanent bans.

To learn how to upgrade your Forums account to participate beyond three posts in the "Am I Infected?" Forum, please click here.

Thank you for your understanding and future support of the best online support service for people living with, affected by and at risk for HIV.

Author Topic: very worried  (Read 2091 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline jakecalvin

  • Member
  • Posts: 8
very worried
« on: January 19, 2007, 11:00:23 AM »
is it possible to get infected with hiv if one has hemmoriods and sat on wet blood?  I had an incident wherre i sat on a spot of wet blood.  i thought it was a damaged toilet seat and put a seat cover on it.  when i stood up the blood had gone through the toilet seat cover.  now i am panicking and wonder if i should be tested.   ???

Offline ACinKC

  • Member
  • Posts: 2,994
  • Bring it VIRUS! #2 Ranked In-crowd Member!
Re: very worried
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2007, 11:05:00 AM »
Jake,

HIV is a very fragile and difficult to transmit virus OUTSIDE the human body.  In the situation you described you have no idea how long the blood was there, if its human blood, if its infected human blood or if it got anywhere near your "situation".  As far as it being on the toilet seat and you having hemmoroids, last I checked hemmoroids were in the anus not on the but cheeks, so I dont see how the blood would even have the opportunity to get to them.  I dont think you have a risk here at all.

LIFE is not a race to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well-preserved body, but, rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A
RIDE!!!

Offline jakecalvin

  • Member
  • Posts: 8
Re: very worried
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2007, 11:10:03 AM »
it was human blood.  i am assuming the young lady before me was menstruating.  i was in a coffee shop and could not hold it and the male restroom was taken.  i stepped in the second she vacated the rest room.  i have bleeding hemoriods as a result of meds for acid reflux that i am taking.

Offline ACinKC

  • Member
  • Posts: 2,994
  • Bring it VIRUS! #2 Ranked In-crowd Member!
Re: very worried
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2007, 11:12:16 AM »
Again you are assuming alot.  You would have to be COVERED with menstral blood for this to even be a MINIMAL risk situation.  And I still dont see how the blood on the toilet seat makes it anywhere near your anus.  You have no risk.
LIFE is not a race to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well-preserved body, but, rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A
RIDE!!!

Offline jakecalvin

  • Member
  • Posts: 8
Re: very worried
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2007, 11:18:37 AM »
can't help worrying.  i have been told that if i am that worried to get tested.  the paralyzing fear of having the test come up positive is what is keeping me from doing it.   

Offline ACinKC

  • Member
  • Posts: 2,994
  • Bring it VIRUS! #2 Ranked In-crowd Member!
Re: very worried
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2007, 11:24:31 AM »
So the fear of knowing is paralyzing.  The fear of not knowing apparently is paralyzing also.  What should you do?  Only one of those options even allows for itself to be proved false.  If you test you can at least remove the fear, if you do not, the fear stays.

But I should also say, YOU DONT HAVE IT!  You had no risk based on what you described.  There should be no fear either way!  Please see the Welcome Thread at the top of this forum and brush up on the TRANSMISSION section to find out just how difficult this virus is to get.
LIFE is not a race to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well-preserved body, but, rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A
RIDE!!!

Online Andy Velez

  • Global Moderator
  • Member
  • Posts: 24,706
Re: very worried
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2007, 02:28:03 PM »
Your mind may continue to scare you about this incident. However, there's absolutely no basis in HIV science on which to ground any real concern about HIV transmission here.

It's really just a bunch of WHAT IFs which your head is pasting together and all to no good purpose. WHAT IF there was HIV+ blood on the toilet seat and WHAT IF the HIV was therein was still viable anD WHAT IF the blood not only touched your anus and actually got into your body and into your bloodstream.

If HIV was transmittable in this kind of situation we would have known it long before today. HIV is in fact a fragile virus and not easy to transmit. There's no need for testing because you were never at risk.

The real question is why your mind is unwilling to let go of this concern. And please don't come back with more so-called "rational" ideas about that. That won't fly here because we know what's a risk and what isn't. What you need to do is give some thought and perhaps get some professional help to understand why you're hanging on to this situation when it's totally unwarranted. Really.

Cheers, 
Andy Velez

Offline jakecalvin

  • Member
  • Posts: 8
Re: very worried
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2007, 07:01:34 PM »
it was kind of you two to respond to my posts.  thank you for your time. 

Online Andy Velez

  • Global Moderator
  • Member
  • Posts: 24,706
Re: very worried
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2007, 07:38:39 PM »
You're welcome. How about getting on with your life.
Andy Velez

 


Terms of Membership for these forums
 

© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.