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worriedman
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Possible HIV transmission/infection ???
      #1502 - 04/02/00 09:56 PM

Hello,

Hope someone can enlighten me on this encounter I had.

I've come across a stranger in the men's public toilet on 21 Apr 99, he was 'sort of' stroking his private parts when I went in.

I occupied the adjacent urinal and was just about to ease myself when he suddenly extended his hand and touched the crotch area of my still-zipped jeans and hurriedly left the scene.

I was disgusted by his act that I went to the just-vacant cubicle to ease myself. BUT before easing, I tried to clean off whatever that was (if anything, ... I can't ascertain, wet or dry ) on the "crotch area" of my jeans with my fingers.

WITHOUT washing my fingers, I proceeded to ease myself. It is my habit to clean the tip of my glans with tissue paper after urinating, but there weren't any tissues available then. So, I had to do so with my fingers. That is, getting rid/"rubbing off" of urine droplets/remains at the small opening (urinary meatus) of the glans.


QUESTIONS:-
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1. If he is HIV POSITIVE, will I be infected with the virus from that incident, by having it 'INTRODUCED' into my body (via the urinary meatus) by my "finger-rubbing" act, without disinfecting/washing my fingers in the first instance ?

2. In relation to Q1, are sore throats and feeling feverish coupled with runny nose and tiredness a sign of Acute Primary HIV infection. I'm having these illness since 10 ~ 15 May 99, which is about 3 weeks after the "EXPOSURE"?

3. Can a person catch HIV in such freak accidents ... where no SEX, DRUGS is involved ?


All views are welcomed.

Thanks!



worriedman
15 May 99





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Re: Possible HIV transmission/infection ??? new
      #1503 - 04/02/00 09:57 PM

>>>3. Can a person catch HIV in such freak accidents ... where no SEX, DRUGS is involved ?

NO!!! HIV must get into your bloodstream. YOu did not mention that he had semen anywhere! It sounds like this was disgusting to you but it was not dangerous!! Intercourse (anal or vaginal) is dangerous because it's repeated movements in a practically airless environment with mucous membrames involved and perhaps some friction and then there is a lot of semen or vaginal fluids released and exchanged! ANd even then it's not a sure thing even if someone is infected with HIV. So relax!!






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Re: Possible HIV transmission/infection ??? new
      #1504 - 04/02/00 09:58 PM

>QUESTIONS:-
>==========

>1. If he is HIV POSITIVE, will I be infected with the virus from that incident, by having it 'INTRODUCED' into my body (via the urinary meatus) by my "finger-rubbing" act, without disinfecting/washing my fingers in the first instance ?

Well, let's put it this way. You would have a risk of infection if he had semen in his hands, touched you and put some semen in your pants in that way, then you touched yourself and got his semen in your hands, then you put it in the tip of your penis and it got into your bloodstream. Like it sounds, extremely, highly unlikely, almost ridiculous. I really understand your concern, since I suffer from it, but it's not likely. Let alone the fact that, if all of this happened, the virus would most probably be dead as it can't surive in an environment with oxygen. And, if by some sci-fi "whatever" we can't describe, it didn't made contact with oxygen, remember that it's not a rare thing to see people wich have completely unsafe sex with positive persons and don't get the virus. So in other words, get real, you ain't got a thing.



>2. In relation to Q1, are sore throats and feeling feverish coupled with runny nose and tiredness a sign of Acute Primary HIV infection. I'm having these illness since 10 ~ 15 May 99, which is about 3 weeks after the "EXPOSURE"?

Not exactly. While any hypochondriac (like myself) could easily fit those symptoms into the Acute Retroviral Syndrome, it's not likely. Had you had a virus? Well, you feel very very tired, fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and the list goes on. Now, You have runny nose, wich is not related to a the ARS in any way, therefore, you have mucus all over there inside you, it could cause you to have headache and sore throat, since mucus has bacteria wich are not suppossed to live in the throat, and therefore they don't work well there. All these symptoms may cause you to feel tired, and therefore somewhat feverish (when you are ill and tired, fever just happens to appear, well, at least to me). Also remember the scientific proof of psychosomatic illnesses, wich means symptoms, illneses, whatever you wanna call 'em caused by the brain (like when people are depressed). Therefore, if you have this HIV scare, you brain can create those symptoms. It's something completely casual, it's not rare and it's definitely not science fiction.


>3. Can a person catch HIV in such freak accidents ... where no SEX, DRUGS is involved ?

Yes. Sex and drugs are behaviors wich put you in high risk of infection of HIV, however you could get infected in countless other ways, since contact with dangerous fluids (like blood and semen) could happen, again, in countless other ways.

However, in your specific case, I'll bet Las Vegas you don't have a HIV.




>All views are welcomed.

Well, not what you mention it, here's a recomendation. Don't ever clean the tip of your penis with your fingers! Use something else, shake it, do somethin' about it but it's kinda unlogical to clean your penis while "uncleaning" your fingers, even if you are going to clean them later.


>Thanks!
No prob!


>worriedman
>15 May 99

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