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Offline buffyboy

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hiv testing
« on: August 23, 2011, 02:59:45 PM »
Hi
so I have some questions and need advice

I recently had an encounter with another man and we engaged in over the pants touching and then mutual masturbation. the mutual masturbation lasted probably 30 seconds maximum because when I touched his penis I noticed he had precum under his forskin that got on my fingers and I decided to stop out of fear. I know i had some cuts and scratches on my fingers and didn't feel comfortable continuing so i stopped immediately.
I know some people have asked about cuts on fingers and risk of exposure but I just need some clarification on the matter on this behaviour and any risks.
Does this warrant me to get tested? I am not sexually active beyond this mutual masturbation so I am not sure if I should get tested for good practice or if it is just added stress for nothing.

My other question/advice is how do people kind of get passed these fear barriers? I want to enjoy life and sex but even safe sex and like in this case mutual masturbation gives me anxiety. I understand this is a path i need to figure out on my own but just wondering if anyone has any advice because this topic is hard to talk about in general sometimes.

Thanks for your help/answers

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Re: mutual masturbation risks
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2011, 06:46:02 PM »
No matter what details you throw into the mix regarding masturbation with someone else, the bottom line is that it is not a risk for HIV. HIV is a fragile virus and is simply not passed in that manner.

What you need to know is that the only confirmed risks for sexual transmission of HIV are unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse. As long as you consistently use condoms for those activities you will be well protected.

Other STDs are easier to acquire so we do advise anyone who's sexually active to at least annually have a full std panel done to make sure you haven't picked up anything.

As far as HIV is concerned you are worrying needlessly.

Andy Velez

Offline buffyboy

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testing/remicade
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2011, 01:58:33 AM »
i have a question, would being on the tnf-binding protein drug (infliximab)remicade  alter or slow down HIV from showing up on a HIV test?

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Re: testing/remicade
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2011, 03:13:21 AM »
■Please do not start a new thread every time you have another question or thought - regardless if you think your questions are related to each other or not. It helps us to help you when you keep all your thoughts or questions in one thread and it helps other readers to follow the discussion. Additional threads will be merged.


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Offline Andy Velez

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Re: mutual masturbation risks
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2011, 08:36:19 AM »
I've merged your threads here. In the future please follow our rule and keep any entries in this same thread.

As for your latest question, no, the use of a tnf binding protein would not affect ARS if you had an exposure. But you DID NOT have an exposure. You had a no risk incident as far as HIV is concerned. Period.
Andy Velez

Offline buffyboy

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Re: mutual masturbation risks
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2011, 07:18:56 PM »
thanks for answering the question. I was just curious about this since i will be on remicade for long term and when i choose to get tested in the future i was just curious if this could affect results.

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Re: mutual masturbation risks
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2011, 07:33:12 PM »
Buff,

What the hell are your driving yourself nuts over this for? You DID NOT HAVE A RISK FOR HIV INFECTION!!!

Ann
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Offline buffyboy

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Re: mutual masturbation risks
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2011, 08:14:03 PM »
Didnt mean to come off paranoid. I know I will be on remicade for years and thought I'd ask about it now that's it. Thanks  for the speedy replies.

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Re: mutual masturbation risks
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2011, 08:27:44 PM »
As long as you consistently use condoms for vaginal/anal intercourse you will be very well protected against the sexual transmission of HIV. Period.
Andy Velez

Offline buffyboy

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Re: mutual masturbation risks
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2011, 12:49:20 AM »
when I ever do decide to engage in sexual intercourse a condom will be used.
Thanks for taking the time to reply

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Re: mutual masturbation risks
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2011, 06:06:30 AM »
Buff,

Make sure you read through the condom and lube links in my signature line. The first one is particularly informative (and is available in several different languages).

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

Offline buffyboy

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hiv testing
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2012, 07:14:10 PM »
Hi
I have a question. I had a physical and HIV test done at my family physicians office on Friday, and today on Tuesday I got called to go in because they want to go over results. Obviously this is had got me thinking and stressing.
Is it possible to even get the results back that soon?

I should add that I have never had sexual intercouse before.
I know from that you will say then I have no worries but can you give me some feedback as to my first question?

Thank You

Offline RapidRod

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Re: hiv testing
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2012, 07:36:25 PM »
Please do not start a new thread every time you have another question or thought - regardless if you think your questions are related to each other or not. It helps us to help you when you keep all your thoughts or questions in one thread and it helps other readers to follow the discussion. Additional threads will be merged.

If you cannot find your thread, click on the "Show own posts" link in the left-hand column of any forum page, under your name.

Offline buffyboy

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Re: hiv testing
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2012, 07:42:27 PM »
thank you
can i able to delete this one? and add to my old one then?

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Re: hiv testing
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2012, 06:23:47 AM »
Buff,

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 everything 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.





If you've never had unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse and have never shared drug injecting equipment, then you haven't been at risk for hiv infection.

If you had a physical, that probably included other blood tests. Your doctor could be wanting to talk about anything he looked at, but he's unlikely to want to talk about a negative hiv test result.

Ann
Condoms are a girl's best friend

Condom and Lube Info  



"...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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