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Author Topic: How high was my risk?  (Read 1424 times)

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Offline luvsmusic

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How high was my risk?
« on: August 04, 2010, 09:29:35 AM »
Hello everyone. Before I post my question, I just want to say that I think this message board is simply wonderful. Its nice to know that there is a place where people can express their concerns and stories and gain support during hard times.

My story is a little embarrassing but I feel that I need to evaluate my situation. Almost two weeks ago, I was trimming my pubic hair as I normally do since it gets hot where I am. Unfortunately, I knicked myself with the razor about an inch above the base of my penis. There were a few drops of blood but it stopped bleeding after about a minute. The cut was very small....maybe a quarter of an inch long if that.

Later that afternoon I had protected (condom) vaginal and anal sex with a prostitute that I have seen many times over the last 5 years. I know that was probably not the smartest thing to do given my situation, but thats my own fault. At the time of intercourse, the cut was not bleeding anymore, but it was exposed and with all the thrusting and moving that goes on during sex, I need to know if I was at any potential risk for transmission. As I mentioned before, I have seen this sex worker many times over the years and we are always safe. I know the risks are higher with any sex worker, but she assured me that she was clean and I had nothing to worry about from her end. Please let me know what you all think.

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Re: How high was my risk?
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2010, 09:44:44 AM »
luv,

No, that wasn't a risk for hiv infection. Small cuts in the pubic area are not a concern. What's important is that you used a condom for intercourse. That's all you need.

Ann
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Offline luvsmusic

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Re: How high was my risk?
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2010, 04:23:03 PM »
Thanks Ann, Andy what do you think?

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: How high was my risk?
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2010, 07:49:41 AM »
Are you totalling up responses? Ann has already told you the real deal. Nothing you are reporting has put you at risk for HIV transmission.

Keep using a condom everytime and you will be well protected from the sexual transmission of HIV. It really is that simple.

There's no need for further concern nor for testing at this time.
Andy Velez

Offline luvsmusic

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Re: How high was my risk?
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2010, 02:22:53 PM »
Thanks Andy,

I wasn't trying to total up responses or de-value Ann's response in any way, shape, or form. I just value your opinion too and I was interested to hear if you had anything else to add. I am in no way worried about my situation or second guessing either of you. I have moved on....Thanks again for your response.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: How high was my risk?
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2010, 03:58:22 PM »
OK. Let it go and just keep going and always using condoms.

Cheers.
Andy Velez

 


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