I love my best friend who is HIV Poz and I try to be supportive. I am a nervous person and I try to get over ridiculous myths when I hang out with her. Still, sometimes I freak, and I don't want to talk to her, because I know that worrying about transmission makes her feel awful.
I was lacing up her corset the other night, and she wanted it rather tight. I ended up getting an itch from a rope burn on the strong, and I was in close contact with her stays as I was adjusting her. While there was sweat, there were no cuts or visible tears, but people tell me that abrasions on my fingers and microscopic abrasions where I'm in close contact can pose a risk. My fingers still itch but there are no tears or cuts that I can see, and I feel like a complete jerk for being so paranoid. Am I right to think I'm overreacting if she wasn't bleeding but might have got a blister from the sides of the corset?
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