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Estoy infectado? / Re: Tuve algún riesgo?
« Last post by Susej8080 on August 04, 2020, 06:41:43 pm »
Que tal Jim, aquí de nuevo un poco intranquilo, los últimos meses mantuve relaciónes con distintas chicas incluidas SexoServidoras. En unos estudios de rutina me realizaron una prueba de sifilis dando positivo, mi inquietud es si tendría que realizarme una prueba para vih también, estoy bastante seguro de siempre haber utilizado preservativos para todas mis relaciones incluido sexo oral y siempre los reviso al terminar y hasta ahora no he visto ninguno roto.
Otra duda que tenía es que en la última relación que tuve, el condon se deslizó un poco como hasta la mitad del pene, el glande siempre estuvo cubierto, mi duda es si por los fluidos que quedaron en el tronco del pene pudiera haber tenido algún  riesgo.
Muchas gracias de antemano.
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Do I Have HIV? / Re: Do I need to get testing?
« Last post by Jim Allen on August 04, 2020, 06:18:47 pm »
Hiya,

HIV is fragile and what you posted is zero HIV risk to you.

As for Hepatitis C, there must be direct blood to blood contact, i.e contact with the bloodstream. I doubt this was the case however, you could ask the Hepatitis forum.
https://forums.hepmag.com/

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid HIV infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions. Consider starting PrEP as an additional layer of HIV protection going forward

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as safe in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for acquiring far easier to transmit STI's, so please do get fully tested regularly and at least yearly for all STI's including but not limited to HIV and test more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs

Also note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and the only way of knowing is by testing.

More information on HIV Basics, PEP, TaSP and Transmission can be found through the links in my signature to our POZ pages, this includes information on HIV Testing

Kind regards

Jim

Please Note.
As a member of the Do I Have HIV? Forum you are required to 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 . It helps us to help you when you keep all your thoughts or questions in one thread and it helps other readers to follow the discussion. Any additional threads will be deleted
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Do I Have HIV? / Do I need to get testing?
« Last post by jgicani on August 04, 2020, 05:39:51 pm »
Hello, I would greatly appreciate your input as I have been worrying about this non-stop.  I was at my dermatologist's office sitting on the exam table.  I had my bag with me as well on the exam table.  As I was leaving, I noticed a small amount of dried blood on the exam table.  I pointed it to the doctor, and he apologized, stating that they sometimes do procedures and blood gets on the table.  I myself did not touch the blood, but my bag touched the dried blood and my clothes also touched the dried blood.  I didn't think anything of it at that time, but when I got home, I remembered that I have torn cuticles on some of my fingers and thumb.  I always get the torn cuticles especially nowadays from washing hands.  Some of the torn cuticles are raw/red.  I'm afraid that HIV/Hepatitis C from the dried blood on the table got onto my bag or my clothes and then I touched my bag and clothes and then HIV/Hep C got into me through the torn cuticles.  Can I get HIV or Hepatitis C from this encounter?  Do I need to undergo testing?
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Do I Have HIV? / Re: do I need PEP? still in 72 hrs
« Last post by Jim Allen on August 04, 2020, 03:47:19 pm »
Hiya,

Hepatitis is not HIV, it's not similar and far more infectious than HIV. What you posted is not an HIV concern, the syringe used for the flush was filled with saline and a push/pause method is used to flush.

Syringes used for sharing drugs as an example are a risk as during drawback blood is stored in what is a near-vacuum before being re-injected. This would not be the case in the scenario you are posting about.

If you have doubts about your medical care then talk to the doctors who were overseeing your treatment for reassurance.

Jim

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Do I Have HIV? / Re: do I need PEP? still in 72 hrs
« Last post by smile and alive on August 04, 2020, 03:22:12 pm »
Yes, I posted my question on Medhelp this morning, as I forget my old account so my post was deleted because of creating new account with the same IP.. And I do know this forum is for HIV related discussion. I mentioned risk of Hepatitis transmission caused by reused IV equipment along with HIV's just to bring two similar pictures, in which one may have risk and one doesn't. I hope you with your knowledge in such fields can help to explain a little bit on how things work. Of course I can move to hepmag as you suggest, and you know what? They will tell me to get out and find another forum because their forum is for Hep, not HIV. You may think I am asking silly questions and ignore me, but this is my real experience, real concern that I need someone help me to protect my own health, unless such question is prohibited here.
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Do I Have HIV? / Re: do I need PEP? still in 72 hrs
« Last post by Jim Allen on August 04, 2020, 02:10:12 pm »
Strange, I was sure I also read your question on another site this morning.
Anyhow:

Quote
Flushing the cannula is no HIV risk to you.

Now these are medical professionals who do this daily, however, if you have doubts about the rest of the procedure then talk to the doctors who were overseeing your treatment for reassurance.

This is a HIV forum, you could ask the Hepatitis forum about Hepatitis.
https://forums.hepmag.com/
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Do I Have HIV? / Re: do I need PEP? still in 72 hrs
« Last post by smile and alive on August 04, 2020, 01:34:26 pm »
Jim,

Thanks for your response! As you stated "these are medical professionals who do this daily" means that it is normal to share flushing syringe among patients, isn't it? I did some research on Internet sources and found out that reusing prefilled saline syringes to flush the intravenous lines of multiple patients may led to a disease transmission like Hep.C:
https://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2018/October2018/an-unsafe-practice-reuse-of-prefilled-saline-flush-
or
https://www.nursingcenter.com/journalarticle?Article_ID=4988689&Journal_ID=2695880&Issue_ID=4988347
So, how about HIV which is also a bloodborne disease?
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Do I Have HIV? / Re: do I need PEP? still in 72 hrs
« Last post by Jim Allen on August 04, 2020, 06:44:08 am »
Hiya,

Flushing the cannula is no HIV risk to you.

Now these are medical professionals who do this daily, however, if you have doubts about the rest of the procedure then talk to the doctors who were overseeing your treatment for reassurance. 

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid HIV infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions. Consider starting PrEP as an additional layer of HIV protection going forward

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as safe in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for acquiring far easier to transmit STI's, so please do get fully tested regularly and at least yearly for all STI's including but not limited to HIV and test more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs

Also note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and the only way of knowing is by testing.

More information on HIV Basics, PEP, TaSP and Transmission can be found through the links in my signature to our POZ pages, this includes information on HIV Testing

Kind regards

Jim

Please Note.
As a member of the Do I Have HIV? Forum you are required to 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 . It helps us to help you when you keep all your thoughts or questions in one thread and it helps other readers to follow the discussion. Any additional threads will be deleted

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Do I Have HIV? / Re: do I need PEP? still in 72 hrs
« Last post by smile and alive on August 04, 2020, 06:18:17 am »
Hello everyone, please help me answer this..

I had a Gastrointestinal Endoscopy yesterday, everything seems okay until I noticed a nurse used THE SAME SYRINGE on me and another patient! I did not know what exact the solution in the syringe because I am not in the medical field, but I think it was saline to flush the cannula. As I was laying next to the other patient, I did know that he (a nurse) used a half of a syringe on the other patient, and then the rest on me. I did not have a chance to ask him because anaesthetic kicked in. So the question is, is that normal to share like that or the nurse did violate the medical safety policy? And in worst scenario, if he did it wrong, is it dangerous in term of HIV infection? I am still in 72 hrs period, should I talk to consultant for early PEP?

Thanks in advance!
40
Living With HIV / Re: I ran out of medication due to the lockdown
« Last post by MitchMiller on August 04, 2020, 05:13:12 am »
Send me a private message.  My pharmacy has it.

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