looks like people dont find this thread very interesting
it could help people to understand the risks though and how to interpret the stats
This is a risk assestment forum, not an education of HIV forum. Also it takes just one time and we want to stress that. 1 time.
i suppose you are right but perhaps people(including myself) could be less paranoid about hiv if they actually knew how it works
Chris, what more do you want to know than what you have already been told. HIV is transmittted through unprotected penetrative sex, IV drug abuse, mother to child. It is not transmitted upon exposure to the environment.
Unless you plan on working in HIV research why do you need to know more? I feel that by providing you study after study you will still go on to question and doubt and that your irrational fear of HIV will not get better by spending hour after hour pouring over scientific papers that you may or may not understand.
actually you are quite wrong about this
this isnt just about me and my case i am sure many other people dont really know how to interprete the statistics and this knowledge could definitely be useful...
my irrational fear you say?but how do we really know its irrational unless we actually check the scientific facts and not just people opinions...
now about me:i am doing quite better lately and reading dr hooks response on some other guy with the same problem offered some reassurance
its not completely out of my system though...i feel like being educated about hiv a little more might be needed
Read the posts in the expert doctors forum if you want to educate yourself about Hiv and How it's transmitted,window periods for different tests and symptoms,etc.They are experts with 3 decades of experience between them.