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Irish-man
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Very worried about whether I'm infected
      #9874 - 09/21/00 10:54 AM

Hi,

Just recently I used a sex toy(anally) which had been used by an individual about 2/3 weeks before me.......He may have been infected, and I'm just wondering is there any possibility that the toy could still have the virus on it after that length of time? I washed it with soap and water before, but not extremely throughly. I'm very worried......and I fear the ordeal of getting tested, I just need an honest answer.

Thanks in advance for any responses.



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Anonymous
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Re: Very worried about whether I'm infected new
      #9876 - 09/21/00 10:58 AM

My freind, STOP WORRYING. The virus die in mintues. There is NO WAY you have anything. Sleep well and live happily. This is a very honest answer.



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Anonymous
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Re: Very worried about whether I'm infected new
      #9878 - 09/21/00 11:01 AM

Thank you so much......the virus dies in minutes? I completely believe you, but why do so many people get infected from dirty needles? Is this only when they share them straight away?



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Re: Very worried about whether I'm infected new
      #9879 - 09/21/00 11:01 AM

The virus cannot survive longer than a few minutes. No worries friend. Good luck!



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GaryNPA
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Re: Very worried about whether I'm infected new
      #9880 - 09/21/00 11:11 AM

The virus can not live outside the human body for more than even MINUTES much less weeks. If this is your only exposure, testing is not even necessary.



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GaryNPA
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Re: Very worried about whether I'm infected new
      #9882 - 09/21/00 11:13 AM

Getting hiv from a needle requires active use of a needle that was just exposed to the virus. A needle that has been laying around for weeks would not be a risk for hiv...maybe something else tho.



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Anonymous
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Thank you for the help new
      #9883 - 09/21/00 11:14 AM

Thank you all so much for your help. I've been worried sick for a while now, and finally I can have some peace in my heart.
Thanks again.



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Anonymous
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IN ONE WORD... new
      #9888 - 09/21/00 12:39 PM

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Get a life.



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Anonymous
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Re: Very worried about whether I'm infected new
      #9889 - 09/21/00 12:42 PM

Not exactly, the reason why people get infected is because the virus doesnt get into contact with AIR. It stays isolated inside the needle.



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Re: Very worried about whether I'm infected new
      #9895 - 09/21/00 04:42 PM

You have absolutely no reason to worry. HIV dies when exposed to air for more than a few minutes. Believe me, if this was your only "risk" . . . you had no risk at all. Relax.



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