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Offline davidseb2

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Nosebleeding
« on: August 01, 2010, 11:00:45 PM »
Hi

5 days ago i went to a stripper club, i touched a woman's vagina and her nipples and breast. I realized i had a cut in my finger a couple of hours after the incident... It was superficial cut...l and i think it was already healing since i saw the same cut 8 hours before the incident.
Am i at any risk of hiv?
Shall I get tested?

Thank you in advance.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2010, 11:58:21 AM by davidseb2 »

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Re: Wondering if i am infected
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2010, 04:26:57 AM »
David,

Fingering is not a risk for hiv and it doesn't matter if you had a cut on your finger or not.

Here's what you need to know in order to remain hiv negative:

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 without a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

ALTHOUGH YOU DO NOT NEED TO TEST OVER FINGERING 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!

Ann
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Re: Wondering if i am infected
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2010, 12:00:37 PM »
thank you Ann.

Well and my last question.. to be short...

Touching women's breast if they are breastfeeding or if there is some milk is a risk in the case i have a fresh cut in my hand?

Thank you.

david

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Re: Wondering if i am infected
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2010, 12:31:48 PM »
David,

You could squeeze breast milk into your cut and you wouldn't get infected.

Ann
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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

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HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

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Re: Wondering if i am infected
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2010, 12:34:45 PM »
Thank you so much for ur answers.

Have a nice day :)

Chau!

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Re: Wondering if i am infected
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2010, 04:17:40 PM »
hi Ann... I m sorry for bothering u again and this will be my last question... (but well you guys are the only people who can erradicate the ignorance of our heads)

... i forgot to ask u something, i ll be short... during that lapdance the woman took off her underwear and put it directly on my face, so:
does that represent any risk, if there was fresh fluids on her underwear and they touched my eyes or mouth or any cut?

thnx a lot!

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Re: Wondering if i am infected
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2010, 04:55:28 PM »
David,

You cannot contract HIV from underpants (or any other item of clothing) being placed on your face. You were not at risk.

MtD

Offline davidseb2

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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2010, 02:45:11 PM »
Hello experts.

2 Days ago i was drinking with my friends... i dont know their hiv status... Two of them got very drunk and had nosebleedings cause they were trying to throw up.

I was drunk as well and tried to help them... and i dont remember if i got some of their blood on my hands or somewhere else.

1) Today i realized i had 2 superficial long cuts in my arm, 2 cms each one. I m scared that if some of their blood got into my cuts in the case they were fresh i could get hiv.

2) And if some of their blood came directly to my eyes or mouth, am i at any risk?

Please answer those 2 questions cause i am scared

Thanx in advance

David

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Re: Nosebleeding
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2010, 03:04:13 PM »
Please return to your original thread. Your question cannot be answered until you do.

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=33813.msg419364#msg419364
"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

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Re: Nosebleeding
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2010, 03:07:50 PM »
David,

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. It doesn't matter how long it has been since you last posted in your thread or if the subject matter is different.

If you need help finding your thread when you come here, click on the "Show own posts" link under your name in the left-hand column of any forum page.

Please also read through the Welcome Thread so you can familiarize yourself with our Forum Posting Guidelines. Thank you for your cooperation.





You're worrying for no good reason. Unless you got cut immediately before getting their blood on you, there is absolutely no risk. Small superficial cuts start healing immediately and a barrier is formed against pathogens such as hiv.

And no, getting blood into your eyes or mouth is also not a risk. Not only is saliva not infectious, but it also contains over a dozen different proteins and enzymes that damage hiv and render it unable to infect. Besides, if you got blood into an eye or your mouth you would have realised it.

Ann
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Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline davidseb2

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Re: Nosebleeding
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2010, 03:41:01 PM »
Hey ann

Thank you for answering... i didnt know i had to keep posting in the same place i posted my first message.

Well about this posting:

My cuts were superficial and long...Iin the case they were fresh, shall i get tested? Am i at any risk? Cause i thought that only deep cuts can put someone at risk... becauseI read from another post here that the virus has to reach very specific kinds of cells that are not located in the superficial layers of the skin? Am i right?

Do u think i should get tested?

Thank you. 

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Re: Nosebleeding
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2010, 03:57:24 PM »
David,

No, of course you don't need testing. And you're right about deep cuts. You didn't have a risk. Really, you didn't.

Ann
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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

 


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