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Offline BORNITA

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Scab on penis
« on: July 12, 2007, 06:08:15 PM »
Hi,

I understand receiving oral and mutual masturbation is no risk. Would the same be true if you had a scab on the tip area of your penis and it came off slightly, etc. (you see where I'm going with this). I think it would still be no risk because of what I've read here that in practical terms, no-one's been infected through cuts, scrapes, etc. and the scenario would be the same regardless of what paranoid spin I put on it but would appreciate some help on this. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Scab on penis
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2007, 06:56:59 PM »
I understand receiving oral and mutual masturbation is no risk. Would the same be true if you had a scab on the tip area of your penis and it came off slightly, etc. (you see where I'm going with this). I think it would still be no risk because of what I've read here that in practical terms, no-one's been infected through cuts, scrapes, etc. and the scenario would be the same regardless of what paranoid spin I put on it but would appreciate some help on this. Thanks in advance.

You're right kid, it is no risk. HIV is transmitted inside the body where the virus can find the special cells it needs to mount a successful infection. In reality, healed over wounds (whether the scab starts to come away or not) simply don't provide a viable environment for transmission.

So circle jerk away! Use latex condoms and water based lubricants whenever you have anal or vaginal sex, don't share injecting equipment such as needles and syringes and you'll remain HIV free.

That said it's always wise for sexually active people to have a full STD screen at least once a year. Twice is better. A full screen will include, but is not limited to, an HIV antibody test. There are other STD's such as chlamydia and gonnorrhoea which are much more prevalent and transmissible than HIV. If it's been a while since your last full screen or if you've not had one at all you might consider making an appointment with your doctor or local clinic.

Please note that in suggesting regular STD screening I'm not saying I think you have HIV or any other STD. It's just a good habit for sexually active people to get into.

Regards,

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Offline BORNITA

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Re: Scab on penis
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2007, 07:01:51 PM »
Ok, thanks a lot. One more thing, though, if you don't mind is that the receiving would be inside the body. But, that wouldn't make a difference would it? Because it's not passed on by saliva and the amount of blood you'd need for infection would be virtually impossible to have without some kind of trauma involved -- am I on the right lines -- would that be the same even with scabbing? Thanks again.

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Re: Scab on penis
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2007, 07:11:32 PM »
The whole "HIV infection via a wound thing" is such that we're talking about the kind trauma that would see you in the ER screaming for pain relief, not sitting around having a leisurely jack-off session with your mates.

You're right, saliva is not infectious. Remember the advice I gave you above and you'll be cool.

MtD

Offline BORNITA

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Re: Scab on penis
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2007, 07:22:55 PM »
Got it, got it - thanks! The bit about it being the kind of wound you\\\'d need to be in the ER for and not just a regular scab as means of infection (that is what you mean, I take it?) is very helpful and a useful way to think of it to keep my mind in order.
« Last Edit: July 12, 2007, 07:25:07 PM by BORNITA »

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Re: Scab on penis
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2007, 11:02:45 AM »
Hi, I have one more question if you don't mind. I have read that the virus dies when it leaves the body, but what about licking a drop or two of cum from someone's penis *after* they've ejaculated and it's been exposed to air. Is that a risk?

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Scab on penis
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2007, 11:14:15 AM »
It's nothing I would be concerned about. Take time to read the lessons. The link is found in the "Welcome" thread.

Offline BORNITA

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Re: Scab on penis
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2007, 09:55:38 AM »
Thanks, so it is a risk, albeit an extremely unllikely one? I just want to get my facts straight; I thought once it left the body and made contact with air (and I guess the saliva on my tongue) that it would be unable to infect...?

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Re: Scab on penis
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2007, 10:15:17 AM »
Bornita,

Saliva contains over a dozen different proteins and enzymes that damage hiv and render it unable to infect. Add to that hiv's general fragility when exposed to the environment and it makes for something that only happens on paper, in theories.

In real life, hiv transmission doesn't happen like that, it happens INSIDE the human body, as in unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple.

Ann
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Re: Scab on penis
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2007, 02:35:16 PM »
Hi again. I have one more question. I recently engaged in docking briefly. It\'s not something I\'ve read much about but I wanted to check - I think it\'d come under the same category as frottage but I wanted to make sure because there wasn\'t much movement with the penises (I don\'t know if that makes any difference!) and it was about twenty seconds or so long at the very most. So even if fluids were involved, just like frottage, would it still be no risk? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Scab on penis
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2007, 03:29:29 PM »
Born,

That's right, docking is considered frottage. No risk.

Ann
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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

 


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