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HIV from bed sheets?
      #166220 - 12/05/05 05:59 PM

Hi!

I'm just wondering if there's any possibility to get HIV from bed sheets. I've slept in crappy hostels where they don't change sheets every day (I got crabs from one of the hostel beds I slept in!). If the person who slept in the bed before me had HIV and there was his/her blood or other body fluids in the bed, could it have infected me if I for example had small cuts in my legs? I know this sounds far fetched, but I'm still worried. I think I saw a dark stain in the sheets in one of the hostels, it could have been blood. But blood/ other fluids dry very quickly and the virus doesn't survive for more than few minutes, right?

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Re: HIV from bed sheets? new
      #166229 - 12/05/05 07:19 PM

sleep well. 100% you could not get HIV from this....no worries. seriously, i know a lot about this and you are fine.


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Re: HIV from bed sheets? new
      #166338 - 12/06/05 12:23 PM

No! Intercourse is the risk or sharing needles...HIV dies within seconds outside of the body.

HIV must get into your BLOODSTREAM to infect you!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: HIV from bed sheets? new
      #166561 - 12/08/05 03:20 AM

I'm the one who posted the question. Thanks for the answers. I know I was overreacting and a hypochodriac, but I can't help it. It was good to hear from other people that there's no reason to be worried!

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