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Offline Reload@1

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Penis shave and hiv
« on: September 18, 2013, 11:49:40 AM »
Around 8 weeks ago i had an exposure with an escort.
My only problem is that I shaved the hair on my penis 3-4 hours before the encounter
I am sure that some of the area was inside the vagina as the condom was not covering all the area

My question is does shaving create a possible transmission route to hiv especially that the shaved penis area was inside the vagina (sex lasted around an hour with multiple positions but it was all with condoms)

Do i need to test for the exposure or can I let go?

Thanks

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Re: Penis shave and hiv
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2013, 11:55:54 AM »
Hi Reload . You did not have a risk in the situation you are concerned with and here is why ...

The female secretion where hiv has been shown to be present is the cervicovaginal fluid. This fluid is actually a thick mucus that covers and protects the cervix and the part of your penis that penetrated that area was covered with a condom .

The fluid a woman produces when sexually excited comes from the Bartholin's glands, located on either side of the vaginal opening and those fluids are not infectious .


ALTHOUGH YOU DO NOT NEED HIV TESTING AT THIS TIME for this incident , 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: Penis shave and hiv
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2013, 12:05:49 PM »
Thank you so much for your quick answer
You really helped in easing the anxiety.

So even if the shaved area was inside but the head of the penis was covered with the condom then I am safe ?

On a final note, do you advise against shaving before encounters or it is not a big deal as you pointed out.

Please accept my huge thank you and I wish all you the best.
You guys are truly contributing to the good of us all !!!

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Re: Penis shave and hiv
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2013, 12:16:53 PM »
Thank you so much for your quick answer
You really helped in easing the anxiety.

So even if the shaved area was inside but the head of the penis was covered with the condom then I am safe ?

On a final note, do you advise against shaving before encounters or it is not a big deal as you pointed out.

Please accept my huge thank you and I wish all you the best.
You guys are truly contributing to the good of us all !!!

Yes , you were safe and need not worry about HIV from razor burn .

Hiv is actually are pretty hard infection to acquire and needs very specific set of circumstances in order for an infection to occur . That's not the case with other bacterial infections and std's or contact dermatitis , so looking at it strictly hygienically I would not be exposing any recently irritated skin to much of anything as a general rule .
That last bit of advice is based on personal opinion , we pretty much stick to HIV assessment here and you didn't have a risk for HIV .         

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Low Wbc count & high lymphocytes %
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2013, 03:23:13 PM »
I have a small question:
If wbc count is 4.8x10'9 (lab range is from 4 to 10.8)
And lymphocytes percent is 40% (lab range is from 20 to 40%)

Does this pose a risk for HIV?

Or are those values normal, please inform me ?
I read on some sites that a decrease in wbc count + an increase in lymphocytes % equals HIV infection at an initial stage please inform me if this is right or wrong
Thanks

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Re: Penis shave and hiv
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2013, 03:56:11 PM »
Hi,

It's a rule of this site for members to keep all of their entries in the same thread. All of your postings are here together and this is the only thread you should be using. Thanks for your cooperation.

As to your latest question,  WBC and other matters are irrelevant in wanting to know HIV status. Those other numbers and percentages can vary for all sorts of reasons. The ONLY test which matters when wanting to know your HIV status is an an HIV-specific test taken at the appropriate time in relation to a risk.

You can test initiallyat 6 weeks. A negative result then is a very good sign that you are likely to continue to test negative at 3 months for a conclusive result.
 
Andy Velez

 


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