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Offline nathan hale

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Testing?
« on: November 30, 2008, 09:11:24 AM »
Hi-

New poster here - I had a protected encounter with a CSW worker 5 days ago.  I received oral sex and had vaginal sex - both protected with use of condom.   No worries there - what has me concerned and the reason I'm even asking a question is that the girl used a prostate sex toy on me. I have never had an experience like this so i really don't know if this constitutes a risk or not.  There doesn't seem to much information on this kind of exposure. 

The girl told me she was STD free - and that she cleans the toy - but i really have no way of knowing - also i think she used a condom on it - but i was dark and i am not 100% sure. 

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Nathan

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Testing?
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2008, 09:37:06 AM »
Nathan, the main thing of importance here is that you used a condom for intercourse. The only real proven risks for HIV transmission sexually are unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse. Everything else sexual is "theoretically possible" but in the real world of HIV we know it's about unprotected intercourse. Use condoms everytime and it doesn't matter who you are with or what their HIV status is.

A sex toy is the equivalent of an environmental surface and would not be a risk for HIV transmission. Nor is getting a blowjob, so using a condom for that is strictly up to you.

Other STDs are much easier to acquire so we do recommend that anyone who's sexually active ought to have a full STD panel done at least once a year. 

Cheers.
Andy Velez

Offline nathan hale

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Re: Testing?
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2008, 10:59:08 AM »
Thanks Andy

So from what i told you there is no reason to test for HIV due to this particular exposure.  I have been tested recently and was HIV - .  I'm pretty sure that is what you are saying - just confirming that.

Thanks again,

Nathan

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Testing?
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2008, 11:20:29 AM »
That's right. There's no need for further testing over this recent incident. Protect your negative status by always without exception using condoms for vaginal and anal intercourse.

Cheers. 
Andy Velez

Offline nathan hale

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Re: Testing?
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2009, 06:46:21 PM »
Hi Andy -

First, thanks so much for your help last year....I was indeed fine. 

I had another question - one of which I am unsure...any insight would be greatly appreciated.

I had an encounter with a TS escort (first time) and I didnt engage in any sex (as i wanted to experiment safely being it was my first time) - there was mutual masturbation between the 2 of us  which doesnt really concern me.  What concerns me is that for a brief period of time there was pretty aggressive rubbing of the TS's penis and my butt - i dont believe there was ever any penetration - i mean i would think I would know.....but im not 100% sure.   We were both not wearing proctection

I didnt have oral sex and there was no kissing.....im a little concerned - any thoughts???/

Thanks so much and happy holidays

Nathan

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Re: Testing?
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2009, 06:56:04 PM »
Again you were never at risk.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Testing?
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2009, 06:59:27 PM »
Yes, you would have known if there had been penetration. It's not a subtle experience.

You are worrying needlessly about HIV. There's no need for testing.

We do advise anyone who is sexually active to at least once a year have a full STD panel done as other STDs are easier to acquire than HIV.

Andy Velez

Offline nathan hale

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Re: Testing?
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2009, 07:05:04 PM »
Rapid and Andy 

Thanks for your replies and expertise.  I feel better.  I guess this being so new to me I got a little freaked out. 

Have a wonderful holiday and happy NY

Nathan

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Testing?
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2009, 07:27:48 PM »
I'm glad you found the exchanges to be helpful.

You have a happy holiday season as well -- and a safer one using condoms everytime.
Andy Velez

 


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