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Offline zz09

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about scrape, please help
« on: September 12, 2008, 11:04:41 PM »
Hello,

Would you pls help?

My situation is : I had protected sex and fingering last month. At that time, I scrapled my knee on the sheet. About 1.5cm x 1.5cm wound.

Is it risky if my wound touched the vegina fluid(on the sheet or directly)?

Is it necessary to have a test?

Thank you very much.

Offline anniebc

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Re: about scrape, please help
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2008, 12:13:09 AM »
No this is not an HIV situation, you had protected sex so there is no need to worry over this, ..and No you do not need to test over this.

Please read the Welcome Thread and folow the lessons on how HIV is and is not transmitted.

Jan
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Offline zz09

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Re: about scrape, please help
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2008, 01:22:28 AM »
Thank you, Annie

So it's no risk if fresh scrapes or abrasion contact vagina fluid, Right?

I'm just so worried, sorry.
« Last Edit: September 13, 2008, 01:25:40 AM by zz09 »

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Re: about scrape, please help
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2008, 01:42:36 AM »
ZZ-

HIV is contracted through unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse. Use condoms and water-soluble lube when having sex outside of a long-term, mutually-monogamous relationship and you'll be fine.

This is completely not an HIV situation.
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Offline zz09

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Re: about scrape, please help
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2008, 10:54:56 AM »
thank you all,

I found this in another thread. It also answered my question.

Thanks


Jimmy,

Even if you managed to get your cut knee up inside this woman's vagina, you didn't have a risk for hiv infection.

You did not have a risk of hiv infection. Not in the real world. You do live in the real world, yes? Good. No risk.

Ann


Offline zz09

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Re: about scrape, please help
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2008, 03:14:35 AM »
and sorry to post my final question

Can I understand my situation like this:

1) protected sex is no risk

2) no documented cases that one got infected by fresh scrape, abrasion, cuts touching vagina fluids

thank you again

Offline anniebc

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Re: about scrape, please help
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2008, 03:30:59 AM »
ZZ

Your situation is exactly that...listen to what Bucko said and you can't go wrong;

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HIV is contracted through unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse. Use condoms and water-soluble lube when having sex outside of a long-term, mutually-monogamous relationship and you'll be fine.

and remember to educate youself through the lessons here on the forum.

Jan


« Last Edit: September 14, 2008, 03:33:19 AM by anniebc »
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Offline zz09

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Re: about scrape, please help
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2008, 08:34:45 PM »
Cuz I can not move on with this

So I tested at 16 days(neg) and 31 days(neg).

This weekend, I'm going to test at 40 days(about 6 weeks).

So sorry for my question again and again.

Does anyone test 40 days(neg) then positive? Cuz some sites say that 6 weeks is conclusive(if use the new generation test such as 3rd generation elisa)

Offline RapidRod

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Re: about scrape, please help
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2008, 08:45:07 PM »
What part of, "You didn't have a risk" is it, that you don't understand?

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: about scrape, please help
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2008, 08:59:20 PM »
You're wasting time, money and assets by getting yourself tested.

This is all about fears and feelings which have not shred of basis in HIV science. However, you don't seem to really taking in what anyone has said to you. Rather you are just being very dramatic about it all feeding your fears.

We've told you the real deal. You had no need to test to start with and certainly not to test again.

Knock, knock. Are you listening?
Andy Velez

Offline zz09

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Re: about scrape, please help
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2008, 03:16:51 AM »
I want to say sorry to Andy, Jan , Rod, Bucko. I posted again.

I passed 40 days with extremely anxiety. Yes, today I got my 40 days(neg) result.

I appologize againe here for my another post.

I write to the massachusetts hotline supervisor to ask my situation. I think in my original post, I described it too simple.

1) I used a condom for 4-5 minutes, then I changed another condom. So is it risky if my hands touch the first condom which had vagina fluids on and then put another condom on my penis. I mean when I changed the condom, maybe some vagina fuids will contact my penis.

2) I scraped my knee on the bed sheet. About a 1.5cm X 1.5cm fresh wound. Is it risky if my fresh scrape touched the vagina fluids directly? And is it risky if my fresh wound touched the vagina fluids on the bed sheet?

And Mass Hotline replied to me saying that "It will be a small risk, etc", not "no risk".

But the Mass hotline said that a test at 40 days is a reliable one, two days won’t make much of a difference.

If 6 week, then I can move on. But here everyone says that 12 weeks. I'll suffer another 6 weeks and go for a 12 week test. I know you will say that I do not have a risk at the beginning. But Mass hotline do.

I'm just confused about the risk and window period. I'm not going to argue about the window period. I'm just confused.

If something is haunting in your mind, the only way to take it away is the test result.
« Last Edit: September 30, 2008, 04:16:03 AM by zz09 »

Offline RapidRod

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Re: about scrape, please help
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2008, 05:57:09 AM »
Again, you were never at risk. Seek professional mental help.

 


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