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.
December 21, 2014, 04:26:52 AM

Login with username, password and session length


Members
Stats
  • Total Posts: 650047
  • Total Topics: 49619
  • Online Today: 177
  • Online Ever: 585
  • (January 07, 2014, 02:31:47 PM)
Users Online
Users: 1
Guests: 107
Total: 108

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: Very Concerned  (Read 614 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline ConcernedExt

  • Standard
  • New Member
  • Posts: 2
Very Concerned
« on: June 02, 2013, 10:43:50 AM »
Just last evening I was with a lady and we were fooling around. No intercourse, no kissing. I was fingering her and I pulled my finger out and realized that she was on her menstrual cycle. I washed my hands right away with hot soap and water. I asked her if she was hiv + she said she was hiv -. Then after talking with her more, she tells me she is an escort and had sex earlier and I begin to panic. I rushed out of the club right away.I do bite my nails, that is my concern. I did not have any open cuts except short nails, real short. Am I in any danger?
« Last Edit: June 02, 2013, 10:45:57 AM by ConcernedExt »

Offline Jeff G

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 13,238
  • How am I doing Beren ?
Re: Very Concerned
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2013, 10:52:25 AM »
Hi Concerned , you did not have a risk for HIV . The risk of sexually exposing your self to HIV comes from unprotected vaginal or anal intercourse . There has never been a case of HIV being transmitted in the manner you are concerned about because its simply not the way HIV is transmitted .

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 Andy Velez

  • Global Moderator
  • Member
  • Posts: 25,381
Re: Very Concerned
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2013, 10:52:26 AM »
You are worrying needlessly. HIV is not passed in the manner you are concerned about. Sexually the ONLY confirmed risks for the transmission of HIV are unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse. As long as condoms are used consistently and properly for those activities you will be well protected.

This time there is no need for testing. 
Andy Velez

Offline ConcernedExt

  • Standard
  • New Member
  • Posts: 2
Re: Very Concerned
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2013, 10:56:50 AM »
Thank You so much guys, I was concerned because of all the horror stories you hear other people spout out. I was thinking OMG my finger was in an air tight area, and I bite my nails, so I must have gotten infected. The human mind can be a great friend and sometimes an even greater foe. Thank You for all your work guys.

Offline Jeff G

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 13,238
  • How am I doing Beren ?
Re: Very Concerned
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2013, 10:59:24 AM »
You are most welcome . If we thought there was even a slight risk we would have told you so that you could test . Its safe to move on and put this behind you .

 


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.