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Author Topic: Vaginal Fluids and a hand job  (Read 3416 times)

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Offline ginza

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Vaginal Fluids and a hand job
« on: November 05, 2007, 08:41:18 AM »
Greetings,

I scratched my arm the other day while working.  There was very little blood but a bit of skin was peeled off.  Can I get infected with HIV with this kind of wound if it comes in contact with infected blood?


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Re: Wound risk
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2007, 08:44:47 AM »
No, you won't become infected in that manner.

HIV is a fragile virus and is not easily transmitted. It has to have a receptive setting like the inside of a vagina or anus. Please read our lesson on Transmission. There's a link to it in the Welcome thread which opens this section.

You are worrying needlessly. No risk. Period.
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Offline ginza

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Re: Wound risk
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2007, 05:38:40 PM »
Thanks, Andy.  Sorry, but one last follow-up question.  It is my understanding that an open wound can be a risk of HIV infection. (Please correct me if I'm wrong.)  Under what circumstances does this happen?  I mean, does it depend on the size or depth of the wound, and/or the amount of infected blood that enters the wound?

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Re: Wound risk
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2007, 05:43:14 PM »
Ginza,

It would have to be a very substantial wound. Cuts and scratches really don't pose a great risk. HIV is primarily sexually transmitted. I agree with Andy 100%, this is not an HIV situation.

Please take the time to read our Welcome Thread and follow the links to our Lessons to learn more about how HIV is and is not transmitted.

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Offline ginza

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Re: Wound risk
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2007, 05:51:37 PM »
Okay, thanks a lot everybody!

Offline ginza

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Vaginal Fluids and a hand job
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2008, 09:37:21 AM »
Hi! I need to ask something.  I just went to a massage parlor and had a hand job from the masseuse.  Before she started the hand job, she touched her vagina.  I knew she was wet because I touched her vagina too.  Obviously, she would then have vaginal fluids in her hand. My question is, would I be in any danger of being infected with HIV if I had a hand job from a woman who's hand had vaginal fluid on it?

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Re: Vaginal Fluids and a hand job
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2008, 09:45:29 AM »
Absolutely not a risk. HIV needs a much more hospitable environment than the one provided by a handjob to be transmitted. There's never been a confirmed case of transmission via a handjob and you aren't going to make history by becoming the first.

Of equal importance is that it is the fluids in the cervical area which potentially carry HIV, not those present at the vaginal lips area.

This was a no risk incident. Please read our lesson on Transmission if you haven't already done so. There's a link to it in the Welcome thread which opens this section. 
Andy Velez

Offline ginza

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Re: Vaginal Fluids and a hand job
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2008, 09:58:11 AM »
Alright.  Hey, thanks a lot Andy!

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Re: Vaginal Fluids and a hand job
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2008, 04:29:20 PM »
Ginza,

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.

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As Andy said, you didn't have a risk.

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Offline ginza

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Needle sharing
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2008, 08:11:14 AM »
Hello!  I just need some clarification with this:  It is always mentioned in this forum that once HIV+ virus is taken out of its natural environment (inside the human body), it will quickly die and not be able to infect.  In that case, why is needle sharing a way of transmission, when the HIV+ blood inside the syringe (or on the needle) is already outside the human body?

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Re: Needle sharing
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2008, 08:35:14 AM »
Return to your orginal thread.

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Re: Vaginal Fluids and a hand job
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2008, 09:42:26 AM »
I've merged your threads. Please follow our rule and keep all of your entries in this same thread.

The sharing of intravenous needles is one of the highest risks for HIV transmission. The blood is protected within the needle and is injected directly into the vein of the user. That makes it a perfect venue for transmission.

By contrast someone bleeding on an environmental surface or even on another person is quite different and does not offer HIV that kind of accessible circumstance in which to survive viably and be transmitted. 
Andy Velez

Offline ginza

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Re: Vaginal Fluids and a hand job
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2008, 05:59:04 PM »
Thanks, Andy.  Sorry about the wrong posting.

 


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