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Author Topic: condom,vaginal fluid underside,exposure  (Read 349 times)

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Offline aluchepo

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condom,vaginal fluid underside,exposure
« on: April 21, 2015, 08:37:07 PM »
 I really respect what you do for so many people, I can imagine that it must get frustrating answering the same questions over and over, but it really does relieve people's anxieties (including my own!).

I am unaware of my girlfriends HIV status, but say she were positive... I was fingering my girlfriend at one stage, and then we stopped, made out a little, and then i put a condom on. My fingers were wet, and my concern is that when i put the condom on, that HIV infected vaginal secretions got onto the inside of the condom (as i touched the inside of it at the top). I'm worried that during sex I contracted HIV (from the HIV being on the inside of the condom and getting into my urethra). Am I being paranoid, or is there a risk? Also, if my hands were still  wet with her secretions (which im pretty sure they were), is there still a chance that I could have contracted HIV in such a situation?

Thankyou for taking the time to answer this.

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Re: condom,vaginal fluid underside,exposure
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2015, 08:47:10 PM »
You have not had a risk at all.  The fluid a woman produces when excited, comes from glands located near the opening of the vagina and they are NOT infectious for HIV.  HIV is also a very fragile virus that does not survive outside of the host.  Changes in temperature, moisture level and pH, alter the HIV, rendering it unable to infect.  The fluid that could be infectious, is located far into the vagina, by the cervix and your fingers simply cannot reach that far.

You have not had a risk and you do not need to test over this incident.

Joe

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Re: condom,vaginal fluid underside,exposure
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2015, 09:18:29 PM »
thank you sir joe k for the comforting assurance..is it the lack of secretion  amount or the exposure to air that u are so confident that my exposure  is a non-risk??the fluid was contimated inside condom.so still that was a safe exposure.condom didnt broke

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Re: condom,vaginal fluid underside,exposure
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2015, 09:32:45 PM »
thank you sir joe k for the comforting assurance..is it the lack of secretion  amount or the exposure to air that u are so confident that my exposure  is a non-risk??the fluid was contimated inside condom.so still that was a safe exposure.condom didnt broke

Please reread my response.  The fluid is not infectious and HIV does not survive outside the host.  It does not hide in condoms or anywhere else.  You have not had a risk.

Joe

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Re: condom,vaginal fluid underside,exposure
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2015, 09:43:34 PM »
i am sorry just some facts that i want to conform with u sir...after reading many post on this web site it is my understanding that


1)hiv is a very difficult virus to catch and the only  way a person can get infected is only through unprotected sex
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2)my main concern regarding the fluid come incontact with inside the condom which might have some sores or cut is just not the way hiv is spread??

and last thing sir a does a lymph  node swell during serconversion...and how is muscles  pains??does it aches all over the body...thank you very much for your comforting assurance

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Re: condom,vaginal fluid underside,exposure
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2015, 09:45:38 PM »
That's correct, no risk at all.  You have not had a risk and you do not need to test over this incident.  Stop making this harder than it is.  No risk, means no risk.

Joe

 


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