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Author Topic: Skin (with small cut) exposed to semen  (Read 451 times)

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Skin (with small cut) exposed to semen
« on: June 14, 2014, 05:20:22 PM »
Hello,

I'm very worried and would like some information regarding a situation I've exposed myself to, and potential HIV risk.

Four days ago I was with a guy and I let him ejaculate on my foot. We did not have sex (oral, vaginal, or anal), but he came on my skin. When I began cleaning my foot seconds after the ejaculation, I noticed there were some small cuts between my toes (a region hit by his semen). I was not bleeding, but there were these small cuts, very similar to paper cuts (they looked like a thin red line).

My questions are:

1) Does this situation pose any risk for HIV?
2) If so, how many days after exposure should I get tested (assuming a 4th generation test, with p24 antigen detection)?
3) Also, is there any test that could tell me the results with a shorter window period?

Thank you very much for your help.

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Re: Skin (with small cut) exposed to semen
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2014, 05:38:25 PM »
1) Does this situation pose any risk for HIV?

HIV is fragile and poses not risk once outside the human body . Small changes in temperature and PH levels damage and render HIV unable to infect instantly . You have not a had a risk for HIV and no one has ever been infected in that manner

2) If so, how many days after exposure should I get tested (assuming a 4th generation test, with p24 antigen detection)?

You have not had even the slightest of risk for HIV and do not need to test over this specific incident .
 
3) Also, is there any test that could tell me the results with a shorter window period?

There are no shortcuts to HIV testing .


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 did not have a risk and do not need to test for this specific 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: Skin (with small cut) exposed to semen
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2014, 05:45:00 PM »
Thank you very much!

Just a quick doubt regarding your answer: did you mean that no one has ever been comtaminated with HIV by having semen in contact with a cut no the skin?

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Re: Skin (with small cut) exposed to semen
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2014, 05:51:04 PM »
Thank you very much!

Just a quick doubt regarding your answer: did you mean that no one has ever been comtaminated with HIV by having semen in contact with a cut no the skin?

You are correct . No one has ever been infected with HIV from exposure to semen outside of the human body or from having their feet ejaculated  on ... its just not possible .

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Re: Skin (with small cut) exposed to semen
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2014, 11:38:17 AM »
Sorry to bother, but if you just can help me with this one...

I've read in other places that HIV does become inactive outside the body, but in a matter of minutes, not instantly. Is this an unprecise information?

 And regarding the cut on my foot, would it be a viable entrance for the virus in my body?

Thank you!

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Re: Skin (with small cut) exposed to semen
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2014, 12:16:51 PM »
Sorry to bother, but if you just can help me with this one...

I've read in other places that HIV does become inactive outside the body, but in a matter of minutes, not instantly. Is this an unprecise information?


 And regarding the cut on my foot, would it be a viable entrance for the virus in my body?

Thank you!

The answer is not going to change if you ask the same question . You did not have a risk for HIV . If you had a risk we would be begging you to go test ... that is what we do .

HIV is fragile and poses not risk once outside the human body . Small changes in temperature and PH levels damage and render HIV unable to infect instantly . You have not a had a risk for HIV and no one has ever been infected in that manner .

HIV is sexually transmitted from unprotected anal and vaginal sex ... use condoms for anal and vaginal sex correctly and consistently and you will avoid HIV ... its brilliantly simple .

 


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