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Author Topic: Just a question regarding transmission  (Read 1890 times)

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Offline all0veryoube

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Just a question regarding transmission
« on: September 16, 2008, 10:29:57 PM »
I'm new around here, but have read other threads, and the welcome one before posting this, so please don't yell, I'm just nervous :-[

Recently I went over to a male friend's (I am male as well) place for a hook up, just to receive some oral sex.  Upon getting there, I strip down to my thin pair of underwear, he grinds his butt over my groin, after doing this for a short while, my underwear comes off and I get my oral sex.  Arriving back at my place, I notice that there some dark spots on the front of my underwear which were not present before my visit, I assume this to be feces (I know, totally gross, but it happened) which got there while he was grinding on me.  I know that the only way feces can contain HIV is if there is blood present in it, and while I didn't notice any, I can't be certain.  So I'm just wondering, am I at any risk here for HIV if he was HIV positive, and there was blood present?  Thanks in advance. 

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Re: Weird situation, need advice regarding any risk..
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2008, 02:57:02 AM »
You didn't have a risk of contracting HIV. Take the time to read the transmission lessons. You can find the link in the "Welcome" thread.

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Re: Weird situation, need advice regarding any risk..
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2008, 12:11:30 AM »
Could you please elaborate on this "No Risk" for me.  I've read and read, but can't seem to see why this wouldn't pose a risk.  I mean, theoretically if there was blood, and seeped through my underwear and came into my urethra, wouldn't that be a risk?  I know the best route would be some direct contact, but I know this isn't the only route, so I'm just looking for a better explanation.  Thanks in advance.

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Re: Weird situation, need advice regarding any risk..
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2008, 06:45:39 AM »
Read the transmission lessons.

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Re: Weird situation, need advice regarding any risk..
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2008, 07:08:58 AM »
all,

Hiv is a fragile, difficult to transmit virus. It is primarily transmitted INSIDE the human body, as in UNPROTECTED anal or vaginal intercourse.

What happened between you and your friend wasn't unprotected intercourse. You were not at risk for hiv infection.

You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL sexually transmitted infections together. To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI. Sex with a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through all three condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

ALTHOUGH YOU DO NOT NEED TO TEST OVER YOUR BUTT-GRINDING  INCIDENT, anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results. Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv.

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

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Offline all0veryoube

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Just a question regarding transmission
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2010, 03:57:14 PM »
Hey All,

First of all, I just wanted to thank everyone here that contributes, as I (and I'm sure everyone you have helped) appreciate your hard work.

Now I think I know transmission relatively well, but I could use some clarification on the topic of HIV passing through clothing. I had my own situation a while back with a lapdance and yadda yadda, but I've since tested and all is well, so this is just for my own knowledge. From what I understand, once HIV (in any medium, blood, semen, etc.) is outside the body and in the environment it is no longer viable. I recently stumbled across this response from what I consider a reputable site.  http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Infections/Archive/STDs/Q134492.html

Doesn't that go against the school of thought that says HIV can no longer infect when in the environment, and especially not when it has passed through clothing? I see that the Dr.'s response is from '02, is it just that her answer is outdated due to new research?

Thanks again for your help.

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Re: Just a question regarding transmission
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2010, 04:03:23 PM »
all,


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 all your additional thoughts or questions 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.






Who knows why that woman answered the question the way she did. She's wrong. You cannot become infected with hiv through clothing. No way, no how. Re-read your entire thread and my earlier comments about transmission. Our answers aren't going to change no matter what misinformation you find elsewhere and drag into this forum.

Ann
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Offline all0veryoube

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Re: Just a question regarding transmission
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2010, 04:22:16 PM »
Thanks Ann. Generally I take what most people say with a grain salt, especially on the internet. She however  is an MD, and I checked her credentials and the list is pretty impressive and revolves around infectious diseases, and seemed to focus on HIV/AIDS.

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Re: Just a question regarding transmission
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2010, 04:29:09 PM »
Thanks Ann. Generally I take what most people say with a grain salt, especially on the internet. She however  is an MD, and I checked her credentials and the list is pretty impressive and revolves around infectious diseases, and seemed to focus on HIV/AIDS.

Yeah that's why it pays not to be dazzled by professional bling. I agree with Ann, that MD is wrong. Frighteningly wrong.

MtD

 


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