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menstrual blood and hiv risk
« on: November 27, 2012, 12:03:15 PM »
Can you please help me with my risk. I had vaginal sex with csw with condom it lasted no more than 2 minutes the problem is she was menstruating after I found out I stopped she took condom off and I washed my hand. After washing my hands I finished by masturbating. The question would be if I had some menstrual blood residue left after she removed condom when I masturbated could this have infected me with hiv. I also remember she touched my penis withe her hand that probably had some menstrual blood residue. I am uncircumsized and had herpes many years ago I heard this increases risk.
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Re: menstrual blood and hiv risk
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2012, 02:23:15 PM »
At no time were you ever at risk of contracting HIV.

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 users
Mother to child

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Re: menstrual blood and hiv risk
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2012, 04:12:39 PM »
thank you for reply rapid rod. What made me more nervous is the menstrual blood that is much more visible than vaginal secretions. But it does not matter if even a little menstrual blood was on penus when I finished masturbating about 1-2 minutes after removing condom. Could some of it had gotten in to my foreskin without noticing during masturbation and the females masturbation with her hand.

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Re: menstrual blood and hiv risk
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2012, 04:32:52 PM »
ht,

Menstrual blood only would have presented an hiv risk to you if you had unprotected vaginal intercourse with her, which you did not do. Once any of this blood was outside her body, it no longer was infectious.

Hiv is a fragile, difficult to transmit virus that is primarily transmitted INSIDE the human body, as in unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse where the virus never leaves the confines of the two bodies.

Once outside the body, small changes in temperature, and pH and moisture levels all quickly damage the virus and render it unable to infect. For this reason, blood on your hands (or her hands) would not pose a threat even if you touched your penis with your bloody hand.

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 FOR HIV FOLLOWING PROTECTED INTERCOURSE OR MASTURBATION WITH SEXUAL FLUIDS ON YOUR HANDS, 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!

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Re: menstrual blood and hiv risk
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2012, 06:47:17 PM »
 Ok understood. Have you ever heard of a person getting infected with hiv with mentrual blood? Because some menstruations due hava a lot of blood and some can even seep into condom when one is having protected sex. Is menstrual blood same risk as vaginal secretions. and do you even recommend testing for this
thank you

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Re: menstrual blood and hiv risk
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2012, 09:56:08 PM »
If menstrual blood seeps into a condom it is at the lower end of the shaft. It doesn't get to the head of the penis and the urethra specifically which is where it would have to enter to create a risk.

In a properly protected situation I don't know of any confirmed cases of transmission through menstrual blood.

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