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Offline sweettruth

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Worried, please help!
« on: November 15, 2012, 12:42:55 PM »
Dear Sir/Madam,

I need your advice as I am really worried about a situation! I went to a massage parlour and I received a hand job from the lady, I too touched her vagina, I am just worried if any of the liquid got on my fingers and I immediately touched the tip of my penis. This happened five days before and now I am freaking out very badly. My whole visit was less than 15 minutes. Could you please assure me for below questions:

1) Am I at any sort of HIV risk considering the above scenario and need to get tested?
2) Do I need to get tested for other STIs?
3) I am really worried as I am getting married within the 3 months of window period (10 weeks to be precise) and really worried if I will pass this to my partner?   Do you think this concern is anywhere near to being realistic in thinking or I am just too far ahead of myself?

To be honest, technically I do feel I am very safe, but need a professional advice and get this worry out of my system completely.

Your quick response would be greatly appreciated.

Once again, Thank you so much, you all are great

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Re: Worried, please help!
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2012, 02:30:29 PM »
You never had an exposure.

HIV is unable to reproduce outside its living host (unlike many bacteria or fungi, which may do so under suitable conditions), except under laboratory conditions; therefore, it does not spread or maintain infectiousness outside its host.

HIV is transmitted by;
Unprotected penetrative anal and/or vaginal sex
Sharing works with other IV drug abusers
Mother to child

Offline sweettruth

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Re: Worried, please help!
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2012, 10:12:47 PM »
Thank you for your quick answer.

So I should not worry about the window period not finishing before my marriage or anything?

I believe your answer also confirms no testing or nothing required based on the incidents?

Once again, thank you so much

P.S I love you all for the great work

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Re: Worried, please help!
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2012, 02:49:59 AM »
Also I had noticed few red bumps on my left stomach area! To be honest I always had this on my skin, they come and go on their own and never hurts, itch or anything!

Most of them are reddish and flat with the skin surface and some of them are a bit red bumpy (very small though) . . . Should I still consider them as the normal skin behaviour I always had or anything to concern about considering this activity in the massage parlour?

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Re: Worried, please help!
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2012, 03:15:06 AM »
Also I had noticed few red bumps on my left stomach area! To be honest I always had this on my skin, they come and go on their own and never hurts, itch or anything!

Most of them are reddish and flat with the skin surface and some of them are a bit red bumpy (very small though) . . . Should I still consider them as the normal skin behaviour I always had or anything to concern about considering this activity in the massage parlour?

Under absolutely no circumstances can you get HIV without having penetrative vaginal or anal sex with this woman.

Touching a vagina, licking fluids, or any other activity is NOT a method of HIV transmission.

"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."

-Kimberly Page-Shafer, PhD, MPH

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