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Author Topic: trying to assess risk from exposure  (Read 1908 times)

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Offline tlk302427

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trying to assess risk from exposure
« on: April 28, 2008, 07:42:32 PM »
Hi All,

I have found your forum incredibly helpful and have searched previous posts on this subject at length.

About 10 days ago I met with a CSW with unknown HIV status.  We were together for a mutual session and she used her own fingers on herself.  When I was getting ready to take care of myself, she asked me to use a condom to catch my semen.   She passed me the open condom with her still wet fingers.   I'm sure some of her fluids ended up on the inside of the condom and am quite concerned about fluids entering my urethra.   No other contact was in question except this.

I understand from reading other posts there was little  to no risk involved however in speaking with counselors on an Aids hotline, I was told the risk was minimal and should test at 6 weeks to put my mind at ease.   The bootom line is I don't want to take any chances with my spouse.   Should I indeed wait the 6 or 13 weeks or is this truly a no risk scenario.   Thank you in advance for your replies.  You folks do wonderful work for those of us trying to understand what is really going on.

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Re: trying to assess risk from exposure
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2008, 07:50:28 PM »
Well despite what the counsellors on the AIDS hotline told you, I don't see any HIV risk here and if I were you I wouldn't test for HIV as a result of this. The window period for HIV testing is generally 13 weeks though some places such as the US State of Massachusetts have a 6 week protocol.

That said, all sexually active adults who are not in a known mutually monogamous relationship should be have a full STD screen at least once a year, twice is better. If it's been a while since your last full screen or if you've not had one before then you might consider making an appointment with your doctor or local clinic.

A full STD screen will include but is not limited to an HIV antibody test. Please note that I am not recommending that you test for HIV as a result of this incident as I don't believe you to have been at risk of HIV infection. Please take the time to read our Welcome Thread and follow the links to our Lessons to learn more about how HIV is and is not transmitted

MtD

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Re: trying to assess risk from exposure
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2008, 09:57:04 PM »
I'm just chiming in to agree with Matty that you were absolutely not at risk for HIV in this situation. I wouldn't consider it to be one over which you need to get tested.

Andy Velez

Offline MarcoPoz

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Re: trying to assess risk from exposure
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2008, 03:12:12 PM »
tlk:

As far as waiting...does your wife have other sex partners too?

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: trying to assess risk from exposure
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2008, 04:44:13 PM »
Marco, you're not authorized to be responding in this section. Please don't do it again.

Thanks.
Andy Velez

Offline MarcoPoz

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Re: trying to assess risk from exposure
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2008, 10:58:15 AM »
well--um..authorize me then   ???

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Re: trying to assess risk from exposure
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2008, 11:00:38 AM »
well--um..authorize me then   ???

Marco, no. We don't need any extra help right now, but thanks all the same.

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