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Am I Infected? / Re: Little help, please
« Last post by JimDublin on April 30, 2016, 11:11:27 PM »
Hi

Nothing you mentioned was a HIV transmission risk.

In this scenario even if you did have a wound it still would not have been a risk.

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:
You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions. As you are sexually active, it is highly recommended that you get a full sexual health check-up / screening at least annually including but not limited to hiv testing.

Remember that some sexual practices which may be described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's. So please do get fully tested regularly for all STI's including HIV and more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs. Also note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and the only way of knowing is by testing.

Finally use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, to avoid sexually transmitted hiv infection.

Kind regards

Jim

Please Note.
As a member of the AM I Infected Forum you are required to only post in this one thread no matter how long between visits or the subject matter. You can find this thread by going to your profile and selecting show own post and it will take you here . It helps us to help you when you keep all your thoughts or questions in one thread and it helps other readers to follow the discussion. Any additional threads will be deleted.
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Am I Infected? / Little help, please
« Last post by rune_98 on April 30, 2016, 11:01:40 PM »
I promise I won't be the typical paranoid user who keeps asking relentlessly.
I have had sex with two escorts, but always with protection. The condom stayed in its place, and it didn't break. I didn't have oral sex with them, so no contact with their fluids in my mouth.
In my second encounter, I touched the condom slightly by accident, but I didn't have any cuts or wounds with blood, the escort removed it carefully with toilet paper and we washed our hands.
Am I safe? I've been sort of nervous, but if you tell me I'll be ok, then I'll be on my way. My most sincere thanks and appreciation in advance.

93
Living With HIV / Re: HSV2?
« Last post by JimDublin on April 30, 2016, 09:59:46 PM »
Hi

Herpes comes up often enough as a question, I don't have herpes myself, but from what I understand it is possible to transmit herpes even when there are no visible symptoms or outbreaks.

However taking antiviral medication for herpes can reduce the frequency of outbreaks and  taking medication daily also helps reduce the likelihood of transmission. Condoms can also further reduce the risk of genital herpes despite people thinking it can't, What is true however is that condoms offer only limited protection because transmission can also occur from areas that are not protected by the condom.

https://www.poz.com/basics/hiv-basics/herpes-simplex-virus
http://www.cdc.gov/std/herpes/stdfact-herpes-detailed.htm#ref18

Hope this helps. Not sure anyone can put a hard number of X is your personal risk as it's just too many variables, however he can and you can take steps to reduce the risk so that's good.

Jim
94
Living With HIV / HSV2?
« Last post by poz92116 on April 30, 2016, 09:09:25 PM »
This guy I met has HSV2, and he takes medication for it. I was wondering if anyone knew the risk level of getting HSV2 from an infected partner who is on medication and does not have a current outbreak. I would imagine it is pretty small?
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Am I Infected? / Re: HIV+ Partner - Am I at risk?
« Last post by JimDublin on April 30, 2016, 09:07:25 PM »
Hi

You cannot get HIV from biting her nipple, blood or not.

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:
You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions. As you are sexually active, it is highly recommended that you get a full sexual health check-up / screening at least annually including but not limited to hiv testing.

Remember that some sexual practices which may be described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's. So please do get fully tested regularly for all STI's including HIV and more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs. Also note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and the only way of knowing is by testing.

Finally use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, to avoid sexually transmitted hiv infection.

Kind regards

Jim

Please Note.
As a member of the AM I Infected Forum you are required to only post in this one thread no matter how long between visits or the subject matter. You can find this thread by going to your profile and selecting show own post and it will take you here . It helps us to help you when you keep all your thoughts or questions in one thread and it helps other readers to follow the discussion. Any additional threads will be deleted.

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Am I Infected? / HIV+ Partner - Am I at risk?
« Last post by Finena on April 30, 2016, 08:39:05 PM »
I bite and suck my girlfriend nipple then there is a small cut on her, I didn't know that there is blood coming or not?, in this situation am I infect with Hiv or not? I.have positive hiv partner and her Cd4.is 590, and her viaload is Undetected. We had protect sex every time.
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Am I Infected? / Re: Hiv scare
« Last post by JimDublin on April 30, 2016, 08:31:33 PM »
Hi

Look I am glad you are getting tested, it's the only way to know.
Try to relax, stop googling and don't worry to much, simple test for this risk and going forward focus on practicing safer sex and test at least yearly.

Jim
98
Estoy infectado? / Re: DUDAS ,OBSESION Y SINTOMAS
« Last post by Andy Velez on April 30, 2016, 08:06:55 PM »
OK.  De nada.  Ahora adelante con su vida.
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Estoy infectado? / Re: DUDAS ,OBSESION Y SINTOMAS
« Last post by FOBOS88 on April 30, 2016, 07:19:43 PM »
SR ANDY : me reconfortan muchos sus palabras , termino de vivir el peor periodo de mi vida y le quiero recalcar el gran labor que hace ud y el foro en general dando informacion y apoyo a gente en sus dias mas dificiles.
Hoy veo las cosas desde la primera a la ultima de manera distinta y aprendi que hay gente buena y lo horrible q son los prejuicios por que estuve del otro lado . dolorosa fue pero es la leccion de vida mas grande que aprendi.
espero poder retribuir esta segunda oportunidad a la sociedad de alguna manera.
gracias por todo.
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Am I Infected? / Re: Hiv scare
« Last post by Scaredone123 on April 30, 2016, 07:07:32 PM »
Thanks a lot Jim. You have been very helpful. Kinda worried about going in on Monday now. Always thought not getting a symptom was rare
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