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Author Topic: was i at risk?  (Read 2701 times)

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Offline bonniet

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was i at risk?
« on: January 27, 2007, 12:21:54 AM »
my friend just recently confided in me that she has been positive for 5 years but did not tell me for fear that she would be be disowned.  of course i would not abandon her but i am very concerned about something. I have in the past helped her clean house, throw wash in the machine and what not.  i have also helped her fold her clothes.  I am concerned because i have touched her underwear with period blood and period stains without even washing my hands.  As far as i know or as much as my mind allows me to remember the blood had been dried up.  how much am i at risk.  i cannot stop stressing over this. i like her do not deserve this serious disease.  a reply will be greatly appreciated. 

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: was i at risk?
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2007, 12:32:33 AM »
no risk
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Offline bonniet

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Re: was i at risk?
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2007, 12:41:50 AM »
but i am not certain that the blood was dry and like i mentioned i did not wash my hands afterwards.

Offline bonniet

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Re: was i at risk?
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2007, 03:42:17 AM »
this is a real concern of mine.

Offline RapidRod

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Re: was i at risk?
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2007, 04:14:22 AM »
You were never at risk.

Offline Central79

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Re: was i at risk?
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2007, 09:57:10 AM »
Nope - no risk. And I've yet to meet anybody who "deserves" HIV...
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Offline Andy Velez

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Re: was i at risk?
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2007, 11:19:03 AM »
Take some time out from your (totally unwarranted )stressing and read the lessons on this site about Transmission and Testing. There's a link to them in the Welcome thread which opens this section.

There is absolutely no basis in HIV science for you to be concerned in this manner in relation to your friend. This epidemic is going to be around for a longtime to come. You need to get all the basics down that you'll find in those lessons so that you will know the REAL risks and not the unfounded ones your mind is coming up with.

Andy Velez


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