Quantcast

Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
E-newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
July 31, 2014, 02:21:15 AM

Login with username, password and session length


Members
Stats
  • Total Posts: 632477
  • Total Topics: 47900
  • Online Today: 262
  • Online Ever: 585
  • (January 07, 2014, 02:31:47 PM)
Users Online
Users: 4
Guests: 206
Total: 210

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: Hand job + blood concerns  (Read 1281 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline LastNightRegret

  • member
  • Member
  • Posts: 3
Hand job + blood concerns
« on: January 22, 2012, 04:34:57 PM »
Hello, I found this forum googling for information on ways HIV can be transmitted. Looks like a very solid resource for information.

From what I've found I should be alright, however I'd just like some reassurance...

A few days ago I had an encounter with a male after a party. I ended up receiving a hand job from him. However after I came I noticed he had some blood on his hand. I asked him why, and stated he cut his head after falling on ice and must have rubbed the cut, getting blood on his hand.

I have no open sores, cuts, etc on my penis, however I am worried that blood from his body, that was on his hand came into contact with my penis.

Is this something I should be concerned about? I've read topics similar to my situation, and it seems like I should be ok, however I just wanted to make sure.

It's really worrying me and I'm sure some answers would ease my concern.

Offline RapidRod

  • Member
  • Posts: 15,278
Re: Hand job + blood concerns
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2012, 04:42:28 PM »
Hello, I found this forum googling for information on ways HIV can be transmitted. Looks like a very solid resource for information.

From what I've found I should be alright, however I'd just like some reassurance...

A few days ago I had an encounter with a male after a party. I ended up receiving a hand job from him. However after I came I noticed he had some blood on his hand. I asked him why, and stated he cut his head after falling on ice and must have rubbed the cut, getting blood on his hand.

I have no open sores, cuts, etc on my penis, however I am worried that blood from his body, that was on his hand came into contact with my penis.

Is this something I should be concerned about? I've read topics similar to my situation, and it seems like I should be ok, however I just wanted to make sure.

It's really worrying me and I'm sure some answers would ease my concern.
At no time were you at risk of contracting HIV from masturbation, blood on his hand or not.

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.

Offline LastNightRegret

  • member
  • Member
  • Posts: 3
Re: Hand job + blood concerns
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2012, 04:46:19 PM »
Thank you RapidRod,

I appreciate the quick reply. I feel so much better, for the last week I've been a nervous wreck, constantly worrying about it. I'm so glad I found this site.

Offline Andy Velez

  • Global Moderator
  • Member
  • Posts: 24,402
Re: Hand job + blood concerns
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2012, 05:50:15 PM »
And you ought to also keep in mind that the only confirmed risks for the sexual transmission of HIV are unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse. That's it.

As long as you consistently use condoms for those activities you will be well protected. It is really just that simple.
Andy Velez

Offline LastNightRegret

  • member
  • Member
  • Posts: 3
Re: Hand job + blood concerns
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2013, 06:44:13 PM »
This is probably even stupid and annoying to ask, it seems I have an irrational fear and OCD of any type of infections and am a hypochondriac as everyone says I'm being ridiculous... but last night I was a bar with an HIV+ friend and we had just got our bills for drinks.

The bar tender handed my friend a pen, but dropped it and some how punctured his skin, then the pen somehow fell again then punctured my skin not even a few seconds later. I have a small cut and both of us had a bit of blood bleeding from the cut. Is this something I should be worried about, or am I just being the typical hypochondriac?

Offline Jeff G

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 10,856
  • How am I doing Beren ?
Re: Hand job + blood concerns
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2013, 06:52:07 PM »
Please only post in this one thread no matter how long between visits or subject matter . You can go to your profile and select show own post and it will take you here . Thanks .

These are the risk factors for HIV .

Sharing IV drug needles immediately after use.
Unprotected anal and vaginal sex.
Mother to child during or shortly after birth
Very specific healthcare situations.

You did not have a risk from getting poked with a pin .

 


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.