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teen in FLA

Taking tests
      #26423 - 01/06/02 12:18 AM

Hi all,
I was just wondering if someone who has not had unprotected sex and not shared needles has any reason to take an HIV test. Can you get HIV any other way? Are there any documented or confirmed cases of getting HIV as a male if you don't have unprotected sex or share needles?
Recently, I have been thinking about HIV and wondering if transmission can take place other ways. When they say blood-to-blood contact, what does that mean? I am asking because the other day, a drop of reddish color was on the outside of my mouth right by my lip and I don't know how it got there. I don't know what it was. Could have been blood or ketchup, or anything else. If it was blood, does that mean anything as far as HIV goes? Sorry for asking, but I am a bit worried since I don't know how the drop got there as I came in contact with many people that day while shopping. It was not there when I left but was there when I got back home. Then earlier today, I got a paper cut and cut my lip.
I hope for some responses out there and will await what you all have to say. I am only 16 and have not been involved in any sex or any drug use.

Thank you
teen in FLA

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Bearded Dragon

Re: Taking tests new
      #26449 - 01/06/02 01:45 PM

HIV is a pathogenic disease, or AKA a BLOOD DISEASE. HIV can, in THEORY, be transmitted in anyway that bodily fluids transmit to and from the body. So in other words you could get HIV from virtually any situation where the contact of "FLUIDS"(BLOOD, SEMEN, VAGINAL FLUIDS, ETC...) has taken place. HOWEVER, WITH THAT SAID! OUTSIDE OF HAVING UNPROTECTED SEX, USING IV DRUGS, or OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE(Work exposure, typically the medical profession), YOUR ODDS ARE FAR BETTER OF BEING STRUCK BY LIGHTING 20 TIMES!!
Assuming the blood on your lip was on your UPPER lip, it sounds to me like a possible NOSE BLEED. Your fine!! Alway's practice SAFE SEX, NEVER TAKE A CHANCE BELIEVE ME! NEVER SHOOT OR DO DRUGS and you will live to be a ripe old wizard like GANDALF in LORD of THE RINGS!! You should also stay off these internet sites worrying yourself needlessly!

Good Luck and YOUR FINE!

German Giant Bearded Dragon

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teen in FLA

Re: Taking tests new
      #26467 - 01/06/02 07:42 PM

Thank you for the reply. I saw the movie last week and it was GREAT!! I can't wait for part 2.

Teen in FLA

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