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Offline Janedoe251974

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« on: April 25, 2013, 09:40:19 AM »
Hello and thank you for this wonderful forum.

I participated in an episode of frottage this morning that ended up causing the area of my labia to split open and bleed.  I did not realize this and thought it was just raw/tender.  I am not currently infected with any STDs.  The man I was with ejaculated and I don't believe any ejaculate came into contact with my open wound, but I guess there is always a possibility.  We did not have any type of penetrative sex other than him fingering me and from the time of the tenderness until ejaculation was no greater than 5 min however, no condoms were used.  My primary concern is exposure to HIV as status his is unknown. He claims to have full blood work every six months and everything is negative.  We are both in monogamous relationships with other people except for this brief situation.

Do you feel I am at a risk do to this scenario?  I immediately cleaned the area and applied hydrogen peroxide.

Thank you for your prompt response.

Offline Jeff G

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Re: Quick Question
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2013, 10:01:51 AM »
Hi Jane , Frottage isn't a risk for HIV . HIV is a fragile virus that is damaged when exposed to oxygen rendering it unable to infect . HIV is acquired sexually from penetrative unprotected vaginal or anal intercourse , so you need not worry about a risk in this situation .

ALTHOUGH YOU DO NOT NEED HIV TESTING AT THIS TIME, anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care checkup, 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 checkups, 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!   

Offline Janedoe251974

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Re: Quick Question
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2013, 10:05:22 AM »
Thank you for answering so quickly!

I thought this was the case, but just wanted to make sure with the open wound scenario.

Thanks again for this great forum!

Offline Janedoe251974

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Re: Quick Question
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2013, 02:59:18 PM »
Sorry to bother you all again as I know you are very busy.

Just for argument's sake, let's say his ejaculate got onto my fairly decent sized open wound that I found was bleeding.  Would I have a risk as this exposure occurred outside of the body?

Sorry for the additional questions.

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Re: Quick Question
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2013, 06:06:00 PM »
No it would not have been a risk.

Offline Jeff G

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« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2013, 06:13:27 PM »
I'm quite certain that you didn't have a risk and you can put your fear aside and get on with your life now .

As long as you insist on condoms , used correctly then you can avoid HIV exposure . Its really that simple .


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