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Confused!! Plz Help Me!! Part 2

Hi,

This is with reference to the question i asked previously: http://helpline.aidsvancouver.org/question/confused-plz-help-me

I'm sorry if i didn't provide sufficient information. I understand what you are saying about the skin being a protective barrier but what worried me is that i am circumcised and kept pulling back on the foreskin while wiping repeatedly and excessively with those tissues (one or more of which may have been contaminated).

Does that still mean it is a no risk situation or is there some amount of risk? For there to be a risk you said the fluid should enter the penis so do you mean it has to enter through the urethra?

Worried and Fear

Hi, First thing I would like to appreciate and thank the information and support you all provide. I and my friend went out for drinks in a bar and my friend, she went to a restroom and when she came back immediately doing something with her shoes and by mistake the bottom of the shoe touched fully on my mouth, shirt, belt, id cards etc. My concern is what if there is some body fluilds/blood/Urine infected with hiv/any STDs in the rest room which she touched with her shoes and touched my mouth, shirt, belt, id cards etc. Do I get infected with hiv or any other STDs and do I need to get tested for hiv or any other STDs for this incident?

And can I continue to use the same shirt/belt/id cards which are touched my her shoes?

Thanks!

10 pound weight loss, white coat on tongue, is it hiv?

Hi, have Los 10 pounds over a 5 month period. Been eating the same. White coating on tongue for 7 months. Only exposure is handjob at massage place- cleaned with towel. Did that give me hiv? Very worried and stressed.

Touch 2

Thank you for answering does this mean under subject touch the risk code for the "Fighting" Q&A will be changed from low risk to no risk?

I also left a voice mail for the Volunteer Head Coordinator to call me as he requested at 905-*15-99*6

Confused!! Plz help me!!

Hi,

While using a public restroom i touched the tip of my penis with my bare hands. I realized that my hands were extremely dirty as i had forgotten to was them. So i took a couple of tissues to wipe my penis to remove the dirt. To my horror after wiping my penis with the tissue i realized that the tissue was dirty (they were kept out in the open and not in a tissue dispenser). The tissue contained some stains which looked like blood.

The stain looked quite fresh (probably from the guy who picked up tissues just a couple of seconds before me).

This freaked me out to such an extent that i kept wiping the tip and head of my penis with tissue and water over and over again for quite some time. Now i am worried that maybe even more of the tissues were dirty/contaminated.

My questions are as follows:
1) Is the tip and head of the penis a source for transmission of HIV or does the fluid need to go into the penis?
2) Am i at risk from the incident with the first tissue or even my repeated excessive wiping of my penis with similar tissues and water?

Please help me and God bless you wonderful individuals!!

Semen touched my lips

I'hv posted to get an info about
whether I may have AIDS..
2-3 weeks back I masturbated and
the semen (a little bit) was left on
my
hand which I was unaware of,
accidentally I happened to take my
hand to my
lips(which had cracks) my lip at that
place swelled for some time and
then
was back normal. 2 weeks passed by
and I have flu like symptoms and I
fear
I may have AIDS. But in my family 3
people had caught cold and it may
be a
normal infection too. And I am not
sure whether I have AIDS.

Mixed Up

Ok, I have asked or I come to you guys with questions about HIV transmission quite regularly as I seem to have somewhat of an HIV Phobia of which I am seeking help. I recently got tested and I was non reactive and felt better, relieved.......but yesterday I was reading up through the Q & A and saw the below answer. I have always been informed that HIV cannot be transmitted by surface, object, clothes etc, yet the below Q & A is classified as low risk. I know it is only low risk, but, what has me concerned is that there is risk. My concern is that because I am quite a germ phobic, there are many times that I use my sleeve to turn door handles, door knobs, taps, flush public toilets etc, etc and many times after doing so, sometimes without probably realizing that I would use that same sleeve to wipe my nose, mouth, face or eyes whether due to an itch, something in my eye etc.............. Based on below, I am now worried, what if any of those times I came into contact with a small amount of blood, semen etc from whatever I touched with my sleeve, and then immediately within a few seconds, rubbed my eyes, nose or mouth..........because again, based on below it is being suggested as low risk? Please advise, as I would have assumed NO RISK for rubbing a clothing shirt sleeve because I formerly understood that object, clothes, and surfaces cannot transmit, but below is suggesting low risk ?

Here is the Q&A that has my anxiety rising. Please also know that no disrespect intended, just want to understand.

Question:
Hi. I broke up a fight. Some of the fighters blood went on my shirt. A minute after I separated them I wiped my nose/face with my sleeve which might have had some blood on sleeve. If HIV blood was on my long sleeve from one of the fighters and I wiped my nose/mouth/eye after 20-30 seconds with my sleeve am I at risk of HIV?
Answer:
Hi there,

Thank you for choosing AIDS Vancouver for your source of HIV/AIDS related information. It's great to see that you are taking initiative when it comes to your health and well being!

To our knowledge, the only time someone has acquired HIV from a fight was when a knife was used. In this particular circumstance, the knife was used to stab one individual, and then immediately used to stab another (facilitating a direct exchange of blood). Based on the information you have provided, it appears that you are at a low risk because blood may have entered your eye; however, you can take comfort that it is extremely unlikely that you acquired HIV. This is because HIV dies upon exposure to oxygen, and it is unlikely that the virus would have survived on your shirt and then entered your eye and accessed the bloodstream.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) all HIV testing is considered conclusive 12 weeks (or 84 days) post exposure, provided there have been no other exposures during that window period.

I hope I have addressed all of your concerns, and if you have any other questions please feel free to contact us!

All the best,

acne tool transmission

I've been thinking about something that happened in the summer for some time. I'm not sure if it took place in May, June or July. I was at my friend's house. They were using an acne tool to I guess bust acne. If that even makes sense. However, I can't recall if they used it on me since I have a lot of acne and they bleed. Now I'm worried that my one friend who was using and her mother could have possibly been bleeding and then used it on me (once again I can't really remember if they did). I also bleed a lot since I have a lot of acne. Now I'm worried. I'm mostly worried because I know for fact that this friend has unprotected sex and I doubt she has been tested and I'm not too sure about her mother. I'm not sexually active and now I'm terrified that I could have been infected.

Touch

Hi. Just got a rapid test and it was non reactive. Relief. But on the way out I pushed down on the disinfectant bottle to put gel in my hands. I used my sleeve to push on bottle to pump the gel into hands. About 30 seconds later I used that same sleeve to wipe my itchy eye. Being that at the Point of care clinic they poke the finger for blood what if another patient just before me used the same finger he was pricked with on the disinfectant pump and left some blood on it. Then I come along and pump disinfectant with my sleeve then wipe my sleeve into eye.......am I at risk? In other words 30 second blood in pump, my sleeve touches pump with blood then my sleeve touched eye.........the response to another question by someone else of fight where he was worried about blood on sleeve has me worried because you guys say low risk. But then some other answers say no risk because blood to sleeve to eye is not direct. So is blood to sleeve to eye risk? Below is the answer to another sleeve type question, this is what got me thinking about my hiv test last week. Now I am worried what if blood was in that disinfectant bottle and it went into my sleeve then eye.......

Question:
Hi. I broke up a fight. Some of the fighters blood went on my shirt. A minute after I separated them I wiped my nose/face with my sleeve which might have had some blood on sleeve. If HIV blood was on my long sleeve from one of the fighters and I wiped my nose/mouth/eye after 20-30 seconds with my sleeve am I at risk of HIV?

Answer:
Hi there,

Thank you for choosing AIDS Vancouver for your source of HIV/AIDS related information. It's great to see that you are taking initiative when it comes to your health and well being!

To our knowledge, the only time someone has acquired HIV from a fight was when a knife was used. In this particular circumstance, the knife was used to stab one individual, and then immediately used to stab another (facilitating a direct exchange of blood). Based on the information you have provided, it appears that you are at a low risk because blood may have entered your eye; however, you can take comfort that it is extremely unlikely that you acquired HIV. This is because HIV dies upon exposure to oxygen, and it is unlikely that the virus would have survived on your shirt and then entered your eye and accessed the bloodstream.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) all HIV testing is considered conclusive 12 weeks (or 84 days) post exposure, provided there have been no other exposures during that window period.

Mad Man at the Mall!

Hi,

I had an absolutely horrifying experience in the restroom of a mall i went to today. Please excuse the long message. Please please help me out cause i am really scared out of my mind and am a family man who has not had any other exposure to HIV.

Today, during a visit to the local mall i went to the washroom to wash my eyes as they were burning a bit. I thought i was alone and was rinsing my face and eyes when i suddenly felt a drop of liquid hit me on my face right at the edge of my lips. I noticed a man with his penis out and flailing it about. I believe he had come out of one of the stalls and i did not notice. I reported him to the mall authorities and they assured me appropriate action would be taken.

However, what scares me is this. I don't know what the liquid that hit me right on the edge of my lips was. It could be anything (blood, semen, urine or maybe just water) but I am worried that in all likeliness it was semen or blood. As i was rinsing my face at the time my mouth was partially open. It is very likely that some drops (2 or 3) could have fallen in to my open mouth. I rinsed my face over and over again with water and also rinsed my mouth with water. But i have read that HIV is not killed by water. I did not have any open cuts in my mouth or face.

In your opinion what is my potential transmission risk? When can i get tested to have peace of mind? Please help me as even my wife is worried sick!! :(

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