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About possible exposure
« on: November 13, 2008, 08:22:22 AM »
Hi,

Though i have read numerous threads i just want to be sure that I am really in a no risk situation. I went to a karoake bar where the girls provide other service also. I just touched her breasts, kissed them once or twice (no risk). I tried to touch her vagina, but she did not allow as she said she was in her menses. I might have touched the pubic hair may be for a second. I did not feel any wetness in my hand. If i had used the same hand to pick my nose or rub my eye, say after 5 to 10 min, will that pose a risk. I would have used that hand to touch my pants also, but dont know for sure. Though i did not feel any blood ( i dont think i touched her vagina), is there a possibility of risk. There was no other thing that happ (no kissing or anything else), just touched her breasts.

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Re: About possible exposure
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2008, 08:24:07 AM »
I forgot to mention that I got a cut after about two hours when i reached home. I hope that it does not matter right.

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Re: About possible exposure
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2008, 09:39:05 AM »
You were never at risk. Please take the time to read the lessons on transmission. The link can be found in the "Welcome" thread.

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Re: About possible exposure
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2008, 09:46:22 AM »
Thanks Rapid Rod, The reason i am asking this is I had fever after four weeks from this exposure, and at 6 weeks had some muscle aches. That got me concerned.

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Re: About possible exposure
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2008, 09:55:22 AM »
You're making mistaken connections here. Absolutely nothing you did even remotely put you at risk for HIV transmission.

HIV is a very fragile virus. Sexually it needs the kind of receptive setting which only unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse provide. Everything else sexual is risky only in theory. In the real world of HIV infections happen through unprotected intercourse.
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Re: About possible exposure
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2008, 09:59:54 AM »
Thanks Andy, Its just that the girl was in her menses and there could have been blood that scared me.
Thanks for the advice.

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Worriedsince.

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Re: About possible exposure
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2008, 10:22:08 AM »
OK. The visual might have been scary but the reality is there wasn't any risk.
Andy Velez

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Re: About possible exposure
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2008, 11:08:51 AM »
Hi Andy,

One more doubt i have. I went to shave my head with a barber, he used a new razor, but suddenly, he used it to remove a small amount of hair from one more guy. He then started using the same one on me. I stopped him, but before i did that, he had already placed the razor on my head. I asked him to change the razor and he changed it and then proceeded.I did not see any blood on the razor or on the other guy, but still got worried. Please advice on this.

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Re: About possible exposure
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2008, 12:23:05 PM »
Under no circumstances can you get HIV from a barbershop razor.

An adult male can get HIV from unprotected anal and/or vaginal intercourse, from sharing injecting needles.

That is all.
"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

-Kimberly Page-Shafer, PhD, MPH

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Re: About possible exposure
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2008, 06:00:18 PM »
Hi JK,

Thanks for the reply. It was very reassuring.

Regards,

Worriedsince

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Re: About possible exposure
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2008, 08:21:00 AM »
Hi Andy, Ann,

Please help me in this. Recently, i started having floaters in my eyes. Please let me know whether there is something i need to worry about.

Regards,

Worriedsince

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Re: About possible exposure
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2008, 09:17:28 AM »
Worried,

You haven't had a risk for hiv infection so no, you don't need to worry about hiv and floaters.

However, if they persist, you should see an eye doctor. We cannot diagnose what's going on with your eyes, only an eye doctor can. The only thing we can tell you is that as you haven't had a risk for hiv, whatever is going on has NOTHING to do with hiv.

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Re: About possible exposure
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2008, 09:27:15 AM »
Hi Ann,

Thanks, Just that i read from some posters that floaters can be caused by possible viral infection, i got a little troubled. One more question, is a test recommended for people who are non sexually active also. I mean to say people who dont have sex, but still like play around with girls in bars and other stuff.

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Re: About possible exposure
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2008, 09:35:23 AM »
Floaters are absolutely not in anyway and HIV-specific occurrence. Period.

You asked about whether someone who "plays around" with girls in bars should get tested. It's unclear what you mean by that term. If playing around means fingering, masturbation, giving and getting oral and such, then no, there's no need for an HIV test. Unprotected intercourse both vaginal and anal are the real risks sexually for HIV transmission. It's as simple as that.

However, other STDs are much easier to pick up, so we do advise anyone who is sexually active to regularly have a full STD panel done. That means at least once a year. And sooner if there are symptoms such as pain or a discharge when urinating, etc. 
 
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Re: About possible exposure
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2008, 09:36:16 AM »
Worried,

Unless you're having anal or vaginal intercourse, I wouldn't bother with regular testing. If/when you DO become sexually active, then you should test for ALL STIs, not just hiv, on a yearly basis, or twice yearly if you have several partners during that year. And of course you should test after any UNPROTECTED intercourse, but now you have been here and have been educated about safer sex, you won't be having unprotected intercourse, will you.

And remember, people don't always get symptoms of an infection with a sexually transmitted disease - including hiv. That's why yearly testing is SO important when you're sexually active.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse and you will avoid hiv infection (and many other STIs as well). It really is that simple.

Ann
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Re: About possible exposure
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2008, 09:44:30 AM »
Thank you Ann and Andy,

Learnt a lot from this forum and I really appreciate the work you people are doing. You are giving relief to so many people.

Regards,

Worriedsince.

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Re: About possible exposure
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2008, 09:50:33 AM »
We're glad you have found the exchanges to be helpful.

Follow Ann's suggestions consistently and you will be effectively protecting your health in terms of sexual activities.
Andy Velez

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Re: About possible exposure
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2010, 07:03:18 PM »
hi, its been a long time but just one doubt. After my last incident, i have never had any sex with anyone but i have gone to clubs where the girls perform some kind of strip dancing. I am always fully clothed and they are also except they do take off their dress just for fun sometimes and do a dance on top of you. they also take your hand and keep it near their vagina, not fingering but just touching. Will that in any way cause an infection.

Please let me know.

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Re: About possible exposure
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2010, 07:27:04 PM »
The only thing you need to worry about insofar as HIV is concerned is unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse/ Touching, fingering, kissing, are NOT ways that HIV is transmitted. I urge you to re-read the Lessons on this site regarding transmission.
"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

-Kimberly Page-Shafer, PhD, MPH

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Re: About possible exposure
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2010, 08:53:05 PM »
Thanks one more time.

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Re: About possible exposure
« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2010, 08:51:50 AM »
Hi all,

The advice you gave me before was very reassuring, but i have one more issue to discuss here. I am a virgin, but i received unprotected oral sex from 2 girls in a bar. It was like 10 seconds 4 times. Also, she was clothed all the time but my penis would have come in contact with her private parts over her undergarments, does that put me at risk.

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Re: About possible exposure
« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2010, 09:03:07 AM »
Please can someone reply to me on this. I made a mistake, and its killing me now. I recently had some urinary infections, so please reply on this.

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Re: About possible exposure
« Reply #22 on: December 22, 2010, 09:43:00 AM »
In the entire history of the epidemic not one single guy has ever been confirmed to have become infected through receiving oral sex. It's a safe bet to say you are not going to make history by becoming the first. Nothing you are reporting has put you at risk for HIV transmission.

You are worrying totally without any basis in HIV science.

Take a breath and get on with your life.

Cheers.
Andy Velez

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Re: About possible exposure
« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2010, 10:06:44 AM »
Hi Andy,

Is it possible to catch some std from oral but not hiv.

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Re: About possible exposure
« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2010, 10:11:31 AM »
worried,

The only thing you're likely to catch from a ten second blowjob (aside from a massive case of the guilts, which you certainly have caught) is herpes if the person blowing you had an active cold sore on their lips.

It is also possible to be infected with gonorrhea, chlamydia or syphilis, but that's unlikely from such brief blowjobs.

But this website only focuses on hiv. If you want more information on the other STIs, I suggest you visit a website like
inSPOT.

You got your dick sucked, now get over it. You were not at risk for hiv infection.

Ann
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Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

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Re: About possible exposure
« Reply #25 on: December 22, 2010, 10:27:09 AM »
Thanks Ann, just one last doubt, though it was llike 10 -15 seconds exposure, i was scared since i had some issues urinating in the last one week, thats why i asked this question. My doctor says it could be a nsu.

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Re: About possible exposure
« Reply #26 on: December 22, 2010, 10:37:54 AM »
Worried,

If you're still having trouble peeing, then go back to your doctor and ask to be tested for bacterial infections.

And please, let these be the last posts concerning your urinary issues. It has nothing to do with hiv.

Ann
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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

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Re: About possible exposure
« Reply #27 on: December 23, 2010, 05:47:11 AM »
Ann, I am going to take your word on this, just one more question, is it safe for me to go ahead and get married and forget about this issue as a whole

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Re: About possible exposure
« Reply #28 on: December 23, 2010, 05:53:35 AM »
Ann, I am going to take your word on this, just one more question, is it safe for me to go ahead and get married and forget about this issue as a whole

We cannot advise you as to whether or not you should marry. All we can do is tell you that HIV is not the cause of your problems.

You do not have HIV.

As you have been told repeatedly, you must consult a doctor about your sore penis.

MtD

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Re: About possible exposure
« Reply #29 on: December 23, 2010, 08:09:19 AM »
Ann has already told you that if you have a sore penis that is something to check out with your doctor. Other STDs are easier to acquire than HIV so it would be a good idea to check things out and see what's causing your discomfort. We can't diagnose anything here. All we can do is reassure you that HIV is not the issue.

Andy Velez

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Re: About possible exposure
« Reply #30 on: December 23, 2010, 08:26:32 AM »
So I don't need to do any testing on this right

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Re: About possible exposure
« Reply #31 on: December 23, 2010, 08:34:05 AM »
No HIV testing in indicated. Your doctor may want to have you tested for other things, but HIV is not the issue for you.
Andy Velez

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Re: About possible exposure
« Reply #32 on: December 24, 2010, 02:21:47 AM »
Andy/Ann,

One last question, while she is giving oral, if she had some broken skin in her mouth and blood, will that still be a risk, please answer this, this will be my last question on this topic

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« Reply #33 on: December 24, 2010, 02:50:06 AM »
Worried,

You were absolutely not at risk for hiv infection when you got a blowjob. Forget about blood or broken skin. Unless you're in the habit of repeatedly punching a person in the mouth before they blow you, there could not possibly be enough blood present to worry about.

If you read the Welcome Thread before posting like you're supposed to, you will have read the following posting guideline:

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Please consider yourself warned!

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Re: About possible exposure
« Reply #34 on: December 24, 2010, 02:53:07 AM »
Thanks Ann, I just wanted to get that out of my head, thanks for taking time and answering the queries.
Merry christmas

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Re: About possible exposure
« Reply #35 on: January 13, 2011, 04:06:30 AM »
Last question Ann/Andy, does being uncircumsized change anything with regards to oral sex

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« Reply #36 on: January 13, 2011, 08:21:27 AM »
worried,

No, it does not matter if you're circumcised or not. Saliva is not infectious. Getting a blowjob is not a risk. End of story.

Ann
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HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

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Re: About possible exposure
« Reply #37 on: February 06, 2011, 03:48:05 AM »
If the encounter resulted in her passing ngu or other srd to me, would that increase the risk of contracting hiv from oral sex. I have read in other forums that the risk increases but not to a considerable amount, but still would like to hear it from you.

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Re: About possible exposure
« Reply #38 on: February 06, 2011, 03:49:02 AM »
sorry, that should have been STD nor srd.

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Re: About possible exposure
« Reply #39 on: February 06, 2011, 09:27:25 AM »
No matter what details you throw into the mix including the presence of some other STD, receiving oral is absolutely and unequivocally not a risk for HIV transmission.

Period.

If you continue to return here about this non-risk incident you are going to get a Time Out from the site. You don't have a problem with HIV. Period. Get on with your life and stop this unwarranted drama.
Andy Velez

 


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