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Author Topic: slight cut on finger  (Read 4999 times)

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Offline baz

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slight cut on finger
« on: July 26, 2006, 05:52:22 PM »
Hello,
I was tested on July 3rd 2006, and my last unprotected encounter was on march 6th, which is 16.5 weeks since then. I can happily say I was negative, should I get tested at six months? Can I confidently feel I am negative despite the information which says I should get tested at 6 months aswell? please help

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Re: a few questions
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2006, 06:31:27 PM »
The CDC has always been conservative about this issue and yet sometime ago they changed their accepted testing point for a definitive result to 13 weeks. Their only exceptions to that are those who are IV drug users or someone who has a severely depleted immune system due to cancer treatment or similar situations. 

As long as you haven't had any risky incidents since the one for which you tested I would say you can relax and enjoy having reliably tested negative. You are HIV negative. Period. End of story.

In the future keep those condoms handy when you have intercourse and use one everytime so you don't have to live through this anxiety again.

Cheers,
Andy Velez

Offline baz

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Re: a few questions
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2006, 06:36:36 PM »
Thanks Andy,
Does diabetes type 2 count, as a severly depleted immune system, as I have been told diabetics are succeptable to infection

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: a few questions
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2006, 09:18:04 PM »
No, diabetes would not affect the reliability of your test result.
Andy Velez

Offline baz

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accuracy of home access hiv test
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2006, 10:50:50 PM »
Dear All,
- I tested through my Dr at the hospital @13 weeks after exposure, and @ 17 weeks with the home access brand test, thankfully both were negative. how reliable is the home test, that is recommended by the FDA?

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Re: accuracy of home access hiv test
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2006, 10:53:20 PM »
Hey Baz,

Please keep all your questions and comments in your original thread. It's all explained in our Welcome Thread.

MtD

Offline baz

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Re: accuracy of home access hiv test
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2006, 10:56:07 PM »
i apologise.

Offline baz

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Re: accuracy of home access hiv test
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2006, 07:29:33 PM »
I tested through my Dr at the hospital @13 weeks after exposure, and @ 17 weeks with the home access brand test, thankfully both were negative. how reliable is the home test, that is recommended by the FDA?

Offline RapidRod

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Re: accuracy of home access hiv test
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2006, 07:57:46 PM »
They are very reliable.

Offline baz

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Fingering a girl
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2009, 08:36:18 AM »
I met a girl at a bar, and we went back to my place, we had some heavy kissing, and I fingered her, We did not have sex, as we did not have protection, but we were both naked, and I might have touched myself after fingering her, , could I be infected with HIV?

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Re: Fingering a girl
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2009, 08:48:56 AM »
Baz, it's very good to read that you held off of having intercourse because you didn't have a condom.

Nothing you did -- fingering, kissing, etc., put you at risk for HIV transmission. The only confirmed risks for sexual transmission of HIV are unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse. As long as you consistently use condoms for those activities you will be well protected. No exceptions.

There's no need for testing nor for further concern on your part about HIV in relation to this incident.

Cheers. 
Andy Velez

Offline baz

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Re: Fingering a girl
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2009, 08:53:54 AM »
Thanks for putting me at ease,
you always have the best and most sincere advice!

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Fingering a girl
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2009, 09:34:14 AM »
You're welcome. Glad to know our exchanges helped you out.

Also, I have merged your threads. Please keep all of your entries in this same thread. Thanks for your cooperation.
« Last Edit: April 21, 2009, 02:18:15 PM by Andy Velez »
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Offline baz

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slight cut on finger
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2011, 10:15:01 AM »
Dear All,
i do not really want to waste time, but i have a question for my own peace of mind. I had sex with a escort girl last week. we used a condom throughout the event. I however had a slight paper cut on my index finger, it had bled earlier in the day, but was closed up. the question is, when i touched my penis when inserting into the vagina, is there possibility for infection?or when holdong my penis afterwards?

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Re: slight cut on finger
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2011, 10:55:28 AM »
Baz,

Once again,
I've merged your new thread into your original thread - where you should post all your additional thoughts or questions. It helps us to help you when you keep everything in one thread. It doesn't matter how long it has been since you last posted in your thread or if the subject matter is different.

If you need help finding your thread when you come here, click on the "Show own posts" link under your name in the left-hand column of any forum page.

Please also read through the Welcome Thread so you can familiarize yourself with our Forum Posting Guidelines. Thank you for your cooperation.





No, fingering, even with a cut, or getting vaginal fluids on a cut, are not risks for hiv infection.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!!! Read through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use them correctly and with confidence.

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