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Offline Anxious12345

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Any Risk? Please help
« on: August 20, 2018, 11:40:13 am »
Hi,

I went to bowling alley with a friend. While we were bowling, I realized the bowl I was using chipped my finger. The people in next lane where sharing balls from the same pool as our. I am not sure if anyone else used the ball that chipped my finger. At that instant I didn't worry about the incident.
18 days after the incident I got fever 100.1, sore throat, running nose...
35 days after that incident i started having night sweats but i don't think i got fever then.

These symptoms made worry about the bowling ball incident.

Can someone please tell me if I have been exposed?

Also the one scenario that keeps running in my mind is
What if the other person played using the ball. It cut his finger. Then the ball hits the pins and rolls back and i used that same ball and it cut my finger or recut my cut finger. What is the risk here please let me know.

Thank you
« Last Edit: August 20, 2018, 11:56:22 am by Anxious12345 »

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Re: Any Risk? Please help
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2018, 01:08:36 pm »
Zero risk of HIV transmission.

HIV is transmitted via a limited number of routes, most commonly unprotected vaginal or anal sex or sharing IV needles for drug use.

The HIV virus does not remain infectious when exposed to air, as your scenario would require - therefore there is not a risk and any symptoms are unrelated to HIV.
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Offline Anxious12345

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Re: Any Risk? Please help
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2018, 03:34:30 pm »
Hi,

This is a complete new incident

Please go through the whole post before responding.

Little over a week ago in the evening i took app based taxi (like lyft/uber). It was a 3 row suv. It wasn't a shared ride. I sat in the center row in the rightside seat. There was no one sitting beside me. Also i didn't observe anyone on the left side of the third row. I don't know if anyone was sitting behind me in the 3rd row.

I didn't pay much attention to anything else since the driver kept me really occupied with conversations the whole 40 mins. I don't remember feeling any pain during the ride. I got of the ride.

7 to 8 mins after the ride when i got home i felt a sharp needle like pain inside my muscles just under the left shoulder. I tried to see if there was any blood but i couldn't see since it was dark already. Also i tried to check blood on shirt i could find any.

I am worried someone might have snucked in the row behind me an injected me with a needle on shoulder. Narrow needles like the ones used for flu.

Last time i got a shot on same hand i didn't bleed.
I wasnt drunk during this time and i have high tolerance for pain.

I am really worried that they might have tried something there

What do you guys feel or think about this story?


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Re: Any Risk? Please help
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2018, 04:11:38 pm »
To be bluntly honest, I think you need professional help to deal with your anxiety, an anxiety that is rooted in fantastic HIV-related scenarios.

The scenario you posit is absurd on its face.  No one snuck in the SUV and jabbed you with a needle to infect you with the virus.

Stop it.  Stop it now.

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Offline Anxious12345

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Re: Any Risk? Please help
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2018, 01:36:06 pm »
Please read the whole thing. Please

The reason i am so worried was because of couple of things. He kept on saying he driving to ease his mind and he sounded depressed. Also his family is rich with lot of business and he know lots girls. He looks ok in late 30 not married. I know all this because he told me during our long 30+ mins ride. Also i dont think he is gay.

Being not married at that age is not a red flag in general but the community he is from it is.  I know this since I am from the same community.

Also it was a big SUV.

All these things about his character made me freak out about the whole incident

To add on top this around 2 weeks after the incident i had bad pain in my armpits with sore throat, mild fever. I still have the intermittent pain even after 5 weeks.

When i went to see a doctor and told him about the incident and based on the symptoms he wanted me to get tested.

This whole thing is freaking me out. Would appreciate any response.

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Re: Any Risk? Please help
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2018, 02:00:51 pm »
For your own peace of mind, then, simply test for HIV-antibodies six weeks after the incident, then at 13 weeks past the incident for confirmation of the six-week results.

Listen to your healthcare provider.

I fully expect that your conclusive test will be negative as a result of the incident in your post.

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Re: Any Risk? Please help
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2018, 02:13:21 pm »
I will add that whatever you do, if you post about this nonsense here again its going to lead to a 30 day time out (Ban).

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