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Offline texasdad

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Living with Kids
« on: September 08, 2010, 03:28:08 pm »
Hey Ladies

I think you guys could help me.

I have two small boys that like to play with physically with me, now since my diagnosis (recently infected) (PEP failed) i have been very protective about sharing food and household items and because of my gingivittes i am trying not to spit when i talk.

I am so paranoid it is killing me.

1) popped a facial zit before going into shower, after getting dresses my son tackeled me. Little did i know that the zit was draining, if some of this got on him, or in his mouth or nose, could he be infected.

2) I was finishing off a bag of sunflower seeds and set it down for a second, i had split on my fingertips, cause i reach in and eat one at a time, when i came back i saw that my son ate one. Could the spit from my hands on the seeds in the bag, infect him?

3) Recent funeral, was crying and my son threw himself in my lap, i lost track of the tear, could he be infected if it landed in his eye or mouth?

4) Sneezed the other day and didnt notice one of the teddy bears was in that area, a minute later saw them playing with that teddy bear?

Please help

Offline Ann

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Re: Living with Kids
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2010, 04:21:38 pm »
Hi Texas, welcome to the forums.

I moved your thread out of the Women's forum as that forum is strictly for women only to post in. As you're recently diagnosed, I put it in the Just Tested forum, which is the most appropriate place.

You really need to read our Transmission Lesson. Hiv simply is not transmitted in any of the ways you're worrying about. The only way you might infect your children is if you have unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse with them and come on, that's not going to happen, is it.

Hiv is not transmitted during normal, everyday contact. You can share eating utensils and cups. Sneezing isn't going to transmit the virus. Think about it - if hiv were transmitted as easily as you're worried about, everyone would have it by now.

Relax and enjoy your kids. You're not going to infect them.

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Offline Snowangel

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Re: Living with Kids
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2010, 10:39:16 pm »
Hey Texas-
As a mother of 4 children, I can understand your fear, but as Ann said it's not gonna happen.  I play all kinds of whatever with my kids, they drink and eat after me and it's all good.  Enjoy your children, take care of them and yourself and try not to stress yourself out.

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