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Author Topic: Am I at any risk for HIV  (Read 510 times)

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Offline Anilmarut

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Am I at any risk for HIV
« on: December 27, 2020, 12:32:01 pm »
Hello Glad I found this forum. Want your opinion on 2 incidences for my hiv risks.

1. While shopping today I was exposed to some wet blood on my fingers while holding on shopping cart handle. The blood was not mine as I had no CUTs in that hand or fingers checked it when I got home. I did wipe the blood with sanitizer wipe with alcohol.

2 last week I got used phone from Amazon. While using the sim opener pin that came in the box of this used phone I got slightly stuck by the pin when I squeezed finger only one drop of blood came out so it bled slightly. I am not sure if that pin was used by someone else and if he or she was also stuck by it before it stick me. It took 3 days for me to get the package by mail so phone and pin were in package for 3 days before I opened it and got stuck.

Thank you

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Re: Am I at any risk for HIV
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2020, 12:37:39 pm »
Hiya,

What you posted was no HIV exposure whatsoever.  HIV is fragile and once exposed outside the confines of the human body the receptors needed to infect would corrode, asides from this the concerns lack any of the other conditions required for HIV to infect.

Your adult HIV risks and ways to reduce that risk are:

Sex - Use condoms and consider talking to your healthcare provider about PrEP as an additional layer of HIV prevention

Using IV drugs - Don't share needles and syringes, use new ones

Blood transfusions & transplants - Extremely unlikely nowadays considering blood products are screened.

Here's what you need to know to avoid HIV infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions. Consider talking to your health care provider about taking PrEP in the future as an additional layer of HIV protection.

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as Ďsafeí in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's. Please do get tested regularly and at least yearly for all STI's including but not limited to HIV and 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.

Kind regards

Jim

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Offline Anilmarut

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Re: Am I at any risk for HIV
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2020, 02:31:09 pm »
Thank you so much Jim. Just to confirm itís No Risk even if it was WET blood that got on my hands. I assumed virus is active in wet blood outside the body.

So no testing is required for these 2 events?

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Re: Am I at any risk for HIV
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2020, 03:01:12 pm »
Asked and answered already.
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Offline Anilmarut

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Re: Am I at any risk for HIV
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2020, 03:34:33 pm »
Thank you Jim sorry to bother you again but I do have one more event need your feedback.

Just today I bought few eggs from store. Here in US we get it in plastic cover wrapped. While keeping the egg package in fridge I got cut by itís sharp plastic edge. I did bleed slightly. Whatís my risk and do I need testing.

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Re: Am I at any risk for HIV
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2020, 04:32:11 pm »
I know who you are and you are getting a ban from the forum. 
Your only risks are sex, using IV drugs or remote risk from blood transfusions.

If the fears expressed to me including dead livestock are real I am sorry and I would suggest you consider speaking to a therapist to help you cope.


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