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Author Topic: hiv in a rock heavy metal concert  (Read 1499 times)

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Offline erick

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hiv in a rock heavy metal concert
« on: April 05, 2007, 03:58:23 PM »
Hi! I would like to ask couple question. I was in a Rock Heavy Metal concert, and I cut my eyebrow. This happen by a collision with another guy (both of us were bleeding I went to the bathroom to wash my cut and I put a bandage on it. Also I got an s mall cut in my mouth too.

My questions are if sweat gets in a cut you can get HIV or when I and the guy had the collision this was a Risk to get HIV?
should i go and get tested in the future


Hope someone can answer my concern. Thank you.

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Re: hiv in a rock heavy metal concert
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2007, 04:00:06 PM »
There is no risk of HIV infection from cutting your eyebrow or any other part of your body in a mosh pit.

Read the lessons on transmision at the top of this forum to learn how HIV is really spread.

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Re: hiv in a rock heavy metal concert
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2007, 04:15:09 PM »
As AC has told you, you're worrying needlessly about HIV in relation to this incident.

HIV is a fragile virus and not easily transmitted. It happens mainly through unprotected vaginal or anal intercourse, as you will find out when you read the lesson on Transmission.

This epidemic is going to be around for a longtime to come so it's essential that you become better educated about the real risks. Also, if you are sexually active it's a good idea to have a full STD panel done at least annually.

This time you have no cause to be concerned about HIV.

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Offline erick

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Re: hiv in a rock heavy metal concert
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2007, 03:52:47 AM »
Thank you Acinkc and Andy for the good information already.   



I want to say something else’s, right after I submit this question, I saw a friend, and I run to see her and I kissed her, very close to her mouth, she did not want to kiss me and  embrace me. And the problem was she got herpes in her lips. She did not tell me, and of course I did not say anything to her. I was talking very close to her like for 10 minutes what if saliva enters in my mouth. My question about this is this was a risk of getting herpes or some STD, (I got a cut in side my mouth from the night before.)


I think this is not a risk, but what you guys think??

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Re: hiv in a rock heavy metal concert
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2007, 06:33:47 AM »
Erick,

You were not at risk for herpes in this instance unless you actually touched the herpes blister with your own lips. You weren't at risk for any other STIs in this instance. Sexually transmitted infections are so called because they are transmitted through sexual activities. A hug and kiss on the cheek is not a sexual activity.

You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL STIs together. To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with a sexually transmitted infection. Sex with a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

Anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results. Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv.

It doesn't sound as though you are sexually active - having sexual intercourse on a fairly regular basis, at least a couple times a year - so tuck this information away in your head for use when the time comes that you ARE sexually active. Remember to ALWAYS use condoms and have routine sexual health care check ups and you'll be just fine.

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