Quantcast

Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
Newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr Instagram
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
October 23, 2014, 04:22:09 PM

Login with username, password and session length


Members
Stats
  • Total Posts: 643283
  • Total Topics: 48945
  • Online Today: 219
  • Online Ever: 585
  • (January 07, 2014, 02:31:47 PM)
Users Online

Welcome


Welcome to the POZ/AIDSmeds Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ/AIDSmeds community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Welcome to Am I Infected

IMPORTANT UPDATE
Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Welcome to the "Am I Infected?" POZ forum.

New members -- those who have posted three or fewer messages -- are permitted to post questions and responses, free of charge (make them count!). Ongoing participation in the "Am I Infected?" forum -- posting more than three questions or responses -- requires a paid subscription.

A seven-day subscription is $9.99, a 30-day subscription is $14.99 and a 90-day subscription is $24.99.

Anyone who needs to post more than three messages in the "Am I Infected?" forum -- including past, present and future POZ Forums members -- will need to subscribe, with secure payments made via PayPal.

There will be no charge to continue reading threads in the "Am I Infected?" forum, nor will there be a charge for participating in any of the Main Forums; Meds, Mind, Body & Benefits; and Off Topic Forums. Similarly, all POZ and AIDSmeds pages, including our "How is HIV Transmitted?" and "Am I Infected? (A Guide to Testing for HIV)" lessons, will remain accessible to all. 

NOTE: HIV testing questions will still need to be posted in the "Am I Infected?" forum; attempts to post HIV symptoms or testing questions in any other forums will be considered violations of our rules of membership and subject to time-outs and permanent bans.

To learn how to upgrade your Forums account to participate beyond three posts in the "Am I Infected?" Forum, please click here.

Thank you for your understanding and future support of the best online support service for people living with, affected by and at risk for HIV.

Author Topic: Would appreciate an assessment of risk  (Read 2200 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline whoknows

  • Member
  • Posts: 5
Would appreciate an assessment of risk
« on: January 21, 2011, 06:16:51 PM »
First off, just want to thank you for being incredibly helpful and supportive of those coming here.

In any event, I'm sure you've seen a question similar before, but I'd appreciate you guys giving it a read.
Had an slightly random encounter with a male. There was no sex nor oral sex. Just a mutual frottage/masturbation environment. Although, 2 nights prior I sliced my finger with a knife accidentally. At the time of the encounter, the slice was not bleeding but certainly red, painful to touch, and visibly open. So, of course my first inclination is to think that perhaps this was a viable route for infection given contact with semen. I shortly after Purelled the crap out of my finger, and then washed with soap etc. The next day I woke up (in my own bed) and it was actually bleeding, probably because I dried it out with all the washing.

2 weeks later on Christmas Eve, I came down with a sudden fever, white junk on tonsils etc. Seemed like strep. On recommendation of a friend, I took 3 amoxicillin at once to hold me over until the doctor's availability the next week. Well, a day and a half later I already felt fine, but the hypochondriac in me certainly is inclined to attribute this incident with the one aforementioned.

I guess my question is, what qualifies as a fresh enough cut/deep enough cut, if any does at all. And would you guys consider this remotely a risk? Got blood drawn today for test just to be sure but would appreciate your input.

Thanks.

Offline Matty the Damned

  • Member
  • Posts: 12,228
  • Ninja Please
Re: Would appreciate an assessment of risk
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2011, 06:29:08 PM »
This is not an HIV risk situation. Mutual masturbation and frottage do not constitute risk behaviours as far as HIV is concerned. The cut finger makes no difference.

You do not need to be tested for HIV.

Your subsequent illness is also irrelevant in terms of HIV. I would add that taking anti-biotics that are not prescribed for you is a silly thing to do. That is how bugs become resistant. You should only ever take anti-biotics after a doctor has examined you and determined that they are necessary.

MtD

Offline whoknows

  • Member
  • Posts: 5
Re: Would appreciate an assessment of risk
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2011, 06:32:04 PM »
Thanks. Appreciate your response.

Offline whoknows

  • Member
  • Posts: 5
Re: Would appreciate an assessment of risk
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2011, 04:17:56 PM »
I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post without having a question, but just thought I'd follow up. Tests came back all negative. If anyone else is worried to their core about cuts and nicks and all that, here's another addition to the advice many wise individuals provide you with here.

Offline Matty the Damned

  • Member
  • Posts: 12,228
  • Ninja Please
Re: Would appreciate an assessment of risk
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2011, 04:27:24 PM »
That's good news, Who.

If you read our  Welcome Thread you'll find links to our Lessons on HIV transmission. Read up on these to learn more about HIV is and is not transmitted.

Take care,

MtD

Offline Andy Velez

  • Global Moderator
  • Member
  • Posts: 24,901
Re: Would appreciate an assessment of risk
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2011, 05:09:48 PM »
Well a negative test result is always a happy thing, even when it's no surprise here.

In terms of sexual risk for the transmission of HIV, it's very simple. The only confirmed risks for the sexual transmission of HIV are unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse. Use a condom everytime for those activities and you will be well protected.

Cheers.
Andy Velez

Offline whoknows

  • Member
  • Posts: 5
Re: Would appreciate an assessment of risk
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2012, 11:57:08 PM »
With the time spent educating myself on this board, I'm inclined to believe no risk for the following situation, but I would appreciate a quick answer as I haven't found something posted prior that's quite exactly similar.

Was engaged in heavy frottage as the "receptive" frott-ee. No penetration, but again, heavy/aggresive frottage. At the end, he fingered me while he masturbated to climax, came on the area between my anus and balls, and removed his fingers. The only reason I ask for an assessment is because: 1) I was obviously "loose" 2.) My torso was in a near verticle/upside-down position. 3.) The semen was around the edges/over my anus briefly.

Is there any reason to suspect that gravity plays a role here as the anus is loose?

Sounds ridiculous to get into all the complexities of each individual situation, but in any event, I hopped up, wiped it off with a towel, and washed with soap.

Thanks all.

Offline whoknows

  • Member
  • Posts: 5
Re: Would appreciate an assessment of risk
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2012, 06:56:24 PM »
Anyone?

Offline Andy Velez

  • Global Moderator
  • Member
  • Posts: 24,901
Re: Would appreciate an assessment of risk
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2012, 07:06:31 PM »
Nothing you have described is a risk for HIV transmission. There's a big difference between "heavy frottage" and anal intercourse. As long it was only his fingers going into you and not his uncovered penis, I don't see any cause for concern. HIV is a fragile virus and is not transmitted in the details you are concerned about.

Keep it simple. Sexual risk for HIV is about unprotected anal (and vaginal) intercourse. That's it.

You are worrying needlessly.
Andy Velez

 


Terms of Membership for these forums
 

© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.