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Offline geoff

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Bloody
« on: November 01, 2007, 11:07:28 AM »
Hello
 
My name is Geoff from Kenya.  What a great site, I am so glad I came across it.  I hope you guys can help me with my situation.  I have searched your archives for my situation, but it seems mine is different in its own way. I am a university student studying in Nairobi, Kenya.  I'll get right down to the incident:
My roommate Andrew is a homosexual male and he is HIV positive.  I am a heterosexual male and HIV negative.  Andrew is a real genuine person.  He has found who he is already and I admire him so much because of that and especially how he handles himself in a country that is extremely homophobic.  I will not lie here and say that I was not homophobic.  I was just as narrow minded as my country on homosexuals.  Until I met Andrew, he has taught me a lot about life, love, struggles, and being who you want to be.  I have grown to love him in spite of the constant hatred displayed to him by others.  I get so upset for what he has to go through on a daily basis, all I can do is be a good friend to him and tell others who Andrew really is.
 
October 30th -  Andrew and I decided to go watch a movie at the movie theatres in downtown Nairobi.  About 100 metres from the theatres, 5 guys jumped us.  They were university students as well, and started cursing homophobic slurs to my friend. These 5 guys then attacked Andrew and beat him pretty badly.  The attackers did not even touch me they just threatened me that Id be next and unleashed pure hatred on Andrew,  and I couldn't do anything about it.  This lasted for a good 8 minutes.....I got the guys to leave him alone by pleading and begging.  When I looked at my roommate, he was cut up, bleeding profusely from his mouth, nose, chin.....practically his whole face was covered in blood.  I got him to stand up and he leaned forward, he was basically hugging me while standing.  Meanwhile those 5 guys returned to sound off again.  So now this is the incidence:   While Andrew was hugging me, he had a clear view of these attackers. He took his head off of my shoulders.......and started screaming at the 5 people.  While he was screaming and shouting, I was holding him back while he was trying to go through me to get to his attackers.  As he was screaming and shouting (and my face was directly infront of his) his blood from his mouth and whole face hit my face and my eyes.  His blood hit my eyes: not my eyelashes, not my eyelids, his blood was hitting my eyeballs. And it was not 1 drop, it was 3 to 4 spit loads as he was screaming to those 5 guys.  And these spit loads came into my eyes with ferocious velocity.
After Andrew calmed down, I put him aside and took off my shirt and wiped my face down, and their was a sizeable amount of blood left on my shirt and my eye didn't seem like it was normal or functioning normal because it was covered in blood.  From that point Andrew and I walked back to our dormitory.  We got home and I looked at my face in the mirror, and I could see blood in my eye, just like how I felt it, and I freaked out because this was the first opportunity I had to see myself in the mirror.  From that point I rinsed my eyes and just went to bed.  By now it is 4 pm.  I just jumped into my bed and wanted to pretend that none of this had happened.  I kept on telling myself, that this is a dream, this is a dream.  I woke up at 10 pm  with the actual sense that nothing had really happened.  Andrew was fast asleep and I thought wow thank God it was all a dream.  So I want back to bed.  1 hour later I woke up again and decided to masturbate.  I got some cream that was next to my bed and masturbated.....when I finished I got up to wash my hands.....I turned the light on in the bathroom and when i look down I saw my fingers had blood on them and blood on some parts of my penis shaft and head.  I couldn't believe my eyes, but that is what I saw.  Blood on my masturbating fingers and blood on parts of my penis.  I quickly cleaned my hands and penis with soap, and then I cried.  I felt so helpless. Andrew woke up hearing me sob, and he came in the bathroom and hugged me.  He let me know that everything that happened earlier was not a dream, he showed me his stitches and bandages he got from the hospital. And I sobbed and sobbed.  Psychologically from that day I've been dead.  I can not eat, sleep, drink, or think without thinking of HIV.  Andrew said their is no way I would catch HIV through this situation because their is some substance in the eyes that act like saliva which renders HIV non viable and their has never been a documented case of getting infected through the eyes.  And for the masturbating, he said that the blood was outside the body and therefore non infectious. I hope he's right.
 
Andy, Ann, Jkin, Rapid, Thunter, Mattythedamned -  You people are so knowledgable on the subject.  Did I have a risk of getting HIV here? If so do you recommend PEP or is it too late - today is my second day.
Also if I should get tested when? is 12 weeks conclusive?  If all this happed on October 30, 2007 @ 11 pmthen I test on January 30, 2007 @ 11pm?

Please help.

Geoff

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Bloody
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2007, 12:06:34 PM »
Geoff, I would consider the blood spattering to your eyes as a theoretical risk rather than actual. Since you're within the 72 hour limit necessary to consider using PEP, I suggest you go to your local hospital and tell them what happened. Let a doctor there decide whether PEP is appropriate.

As for the blood on your penis which you were unaware of when you masturbated, I don't see any risk for transmission in that situation.
Andy Velez

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Bloody
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2007, 04:54:50 PM »
Geoff,

I agree with Andy. A blood splash to the eye is a theoretical risk rather than a real one and whether or not your should test as result of this (let alone take PEP) is matter for you and your doctor. If testing is what you feel you need to do, then by all means go ahead.

As for having some blood on your penis when you masturbated I also agree with Andy when he calls no risk.

Regards,

MtD

Offline anniebc

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Re: Bloody
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2007, 05:32:56 PM »
Geoff

I can't add anymore than what the guys have already said..I just wanted to say that I'm sorry your friend had such a dreadful experience at the hands of those idiots, I'm glad you were there for him and I hope that this incident will not affect your friendship, sounds to me that he needs a good friend right now.

Jan
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