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Fearful 2000
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It's Been 7 Fearful Days - Help!
      #7410 - 07/20/00 11:48 PM

This incident happened in a fast-food joint on 14 Jul 2000. It is my habit to rinse my mouth after each meal.

I squirted some "hand-wash" from its dispenser and proceeded to wash my hands then later filled my mouth with tap-water & rinsed. After spitting out, I raised my head and found some blood (certainly NOT mine) mixed with some water by the side of the tap of the basin.

At that moment, I was frightened becoz of the ulcer/sore on my lip. There are 2 things which I feared:-

1. That the "hand-soap" may be contaminated with blood because the dispenser can be easily opened/tampered with. Therefore, after having applied some of it on my hands, washed it then I rinsed my mouth and in the process, the HIV virus may have gotten in my blood stream VIA my mouth.


2. Some water droplets splashed against the blood and bounced back onto my palm when I tried to "cup" the water to rinse my mouth with. Through this way, the HIV can get into my blood stream when it touched my ulcer/sore and into my mouth.

Question: If the blood contained HIV, can I be infected this way? Do I need a blood test?


Fearful 2000
21 July 2000



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Re: It's Been 7 Fearful Days - Help! new
      #7420 - 07/21/00 09:28 AM

Dude, chill out. You are not at risk! Go to the discussion forum with Krull on thebody.com. He would laugh at you as most of us are. Do not panic, put it behind you. If you are really that nervous, go talk to a doctor, or call the CDC. You are not at risk!!!



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      #7431 - 07/21/00 01:31 PM

well, you might need to be tested to clear your mind. but i gotta tell you... the soap they use in public restrooms is usually that industrial anti-microbial pink stuff. a microbicide, i think, would kill the virus, even if it survived outside the body in that stuff that could very well not be blood. it's funny: i'd probably be panicked like you if i were in your shoes, but when it happens to another person, i find it really far-fetched. really far-fetched. you should RELAX!



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Go have unprotected sex with whore new
      #7463 - 07/22/00 12:26 AM

Go have unprotected sex with a whore so you can worry for a reason



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