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Author Topic: Should I get tested?  (Read 1041 times)

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Offline kevin0070

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Should I get tested?
« on: August 23, 2012, 06:35:07 AM »
Hello
MY girlfriend is out of town for a month or so. I was feeling frustrated. So when I saw this hot girl who was hitting on me, i couldn't control myself. We went back to my place, after a few drinks we kissed and made out. it was not deep, but still I think we exchanged a bit of saliva. I had mouth ulcers ( one or two, not bleeding ) Do I have a chance to get infected if she's pos?

I fingered her with condom on my finger, and as condom didnt fit onto my finger properly. I bet there were some of her fluids on my finger, and while taking that condom off also, i made my finger sticky with her fluid. i remember stroking myself after i done fingering her..i touched myself 2-3 mins after i finished fingering her. fluid were almost air dried by then... she also stroked me for a while and her hands were also all covered with her own fluid (dried i guess)...but still..do I have a chance to get infected via my fingers while stroking myself?

After that, i put on a condom on my penis. (with the same hands...fluids dried i guess ) but already started feeling guilty about cheating my girl. so decided to do otherwise. and didnt do nething. I didnt take a shower or so after this incident..i just went out again to get some air.

so...during all that happned..do u guys think i have a chance of getting infected? please help me, i am worried and scared. do i need to get tested??
please help me..thanks

Offline Ann

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Re: Should I get tested?
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2012, 07:11:46 AM »
Kevin,

Kissing is not a risk for hiv infection, regardless of whatever details you can think of to add.

Fingering is not a risk for hiv infection, regardless of whatever details you can think of to add.

For an adult, hiv is transmitted through:

Unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse.

Sharing drug injecting equipment.

And that's it.

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:

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 SPECIFICALLY OVER KISSING OR 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. Some of the other STIs can be present with no obvious symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to test.

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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Offline kevin0070

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Re: Should I get tested?
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2012, 07:38:54 PM »
thank you ann.

another thing happened today, can you please help me out in this also

I am a health care worker, I got myself pricked by mistake by a new needle. no big deal i thought. I washed it, and sticked it with a plaster tape. after half an hr i removed it for sum reason and forgot to stick another as I forgot about tht pricking incident. now, we in our country have to label all vacuum tubes manually. now...i m scared, is it possible that while labeling vacuum tubes if there's some blood on out side of vaccu tube and if it contacted my figner where i pricked myself with needle. can i get infected? I dont remember if any of vacuu tubes had some blood on outside or not...and i am sure i did not get in contact with blood through tht finger..but if still if i got contact...how mch chances of getting infected, tht nddele prick was so small so i already forgot about incident...i feel like idiot now..if i got contact of blood on that part as i said..do i have chances of getting infected....please help. should i get tested?
« Last Edit: August 24, 2012, 07:52:55 PM by kevin0070 »

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Re: Should I get tested?
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2012, 05:28:19 AM »
Kevin,

No, hiv is NOT transmitted from objects in the environment and that includes blood on the outside of vacuutainer tubes.

There's no way you'd be infected through the lab situation you describe.

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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"...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 kevin0070

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Re: Should I get tested?
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2012, 09:18:17 AM »
thank you so much Ann, I feel better now. I was so worried, couldn't sleep last night. thanks for making it clear to me. you guys are doing a great job. thanks :)

 


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