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Author Topic: Can erythema transmit HIV?  (Read 2086 times)

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Offline marknielsen

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Can erythema transmit HIV?
« on: December 05, 2008, 02:46:03 PM »
Hi eveybody,
I am 25 year old male from denmark. 2 days ago me and my friends went to a night club. There were lots of sex workers and with the alcohol I made love with one o them. It was protected sex. What I ask is I have pimples on the hairy part of my penis. They are bigger than pimple. Some kind of erythemas like herpes simplex but it is not. I talked with my doctor and told me that it is not herpes simplex. I got it from the public toilets. Is there any chance that for an HIV situation. Can the fluid of the women touch this part and put me in a risk during sex? I hope that I explain the situation.

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Re: Can erythema transmit HIV?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2008, 03:50:03 PM »
You had protected sex and were never at risk of contracting HIV.

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Re: Can erythema transmit HIV?
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2008, 08:54:19 AM »
Whatever it is on your penis would not have made you vulnerable to HIV transmission in this setting. The important thing is that you used a condom. Good. Keep on doing that whenever you have intercourse. As long as the head of your penis is covered you will be well protected.

You might also keep in mind that excessive drinking mixed with casual sex is a dangerous combination and should be avoided. It leaves you open to forgetting about safer sex. Have all the sex you want to with whomever. Just do it more soberly and always with a condom for intercourse.

Cheers.
Andy Velez

Offline marknielsen

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Re: Can erythema transmit HIV?
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2008, 11:04:33 PM »
Hi everybody;
Thank you for your reply. I want to ask you some more questions if you don't mind.
2 days ago I was surfing on the internet related to my situation. I read about a guy who goes o doctor fo his pimple like erythemas to thedoctor. Doctor says it is a virus (I note the name but I couldn't find it). He burns them gives the patient some antibiotics. I few months he goes for test and he learns he is infected. Is the pimple like scars (I think they call them herpes) is one of the symptomsof HIV? pimples like Herpex simplex virus?
Also last week I checked my penis and my testis There is 2 pimple like erythemas on the bottom part of my penis. not on the hairy part. 8 cm down of the head of the penis. I am not sure that whether they are protected or not by condom during the  sex. Can the fluid of the women transmits HIV via these pimples.
Also at the joint part (testis to the penis) there is an eschar which has  1 cm radius. I think it happened because of itching.
Above all that I mentioned, am I under risk?

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Re: Can erythema transmit HIV?
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2008, 03:47:39 AM »
As you have been previously told you did NOT have a risk of contracting HIV. Hepies is not a symptom of HIV.

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Re: Can erythema transmit HIV?
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2008, 05:47:14 AM »
Mark,

The reason you're not going to become infected through this skin problem is because in a woman, the fluids that are infectious are found deep within the vagina in the thick mucus that protects the cervix. This is why you are ok when having vaginal intercourse as long as the head of your penis is covered, as the head of your penis is the only part of you that is going to come into contact with infectious fluids.

As long as you always use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, you haven't been at risk for hiv.

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 THIS SPECIFIC 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 marknielsen

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Re: Can erythema transmit HIV?
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2008, 09:43:59 PM »
Thank you all for your replies but can I ask one more question? I know here is for HIV but is there any risk for Hep C in my situation? Can safe sex protects us from Hep C? Thanks again!

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Re: Can erythema transmit HIV?
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2008, 07:43:17 AM »
Mark,

Hep C isn't transmitted through vaginal intercourse. The main sex act that is associated with hep C is fisting.

Ann
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Offline marknielsen

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Re: Can erythema transmit HIV?
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2009, 05:38:09 PM »
Dear moderators,
Hi again. I want to revise my question. Can hiv transmitted through chancre. At the bottom part of the penis? I am not sure that it entered or not into the vagina during the intercourse.

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Re: Can erythema transmit HIV?
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2009, 05:46:56 PM »
As long as you used a condom for intercourse a sore at the base of your penis would not have been a risk for transmission.

I don't see any cause for concern about HIV infection from what you have reported.
Andy Velez

 


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