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Offline scared1987

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biting
« on: July 06, 2014, 09:10:24 AM »
Hi,
Last month I had gone to a club and got a bit drunk. After dancing and kissing a guy on the dance floor, I met another guy and we started making out. At some point I got a bit wild and bit his lower lip, twice. He even screamed and pushed me away saying I bit him. Now I don't remember any blood in the biting incidence but I am really scared. I also remember having a sore in my mouth already present. What if there was blood and it went through my sore? What is there was lots of blood I did not notice or taste but could have infected me? I am really worried. Should I get tested?

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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2014, 09:36:36 AM »
You need not worry about contracting HIV from this incident . There would have had to have been significant amounts of blood and you would have had significant open wounds in your mouth . Your saliva contains proteins and enzymes that damage HIV and render it unable to infect and this is another reason no one has been infected in the manner you are concerned about .

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: biting
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2014, 09:45:31 AM »
Thank you
Should I be worried about other stds such as hepatitis b?
Are you sure I don't need to get tested for hiv over this incident considering I had a sore in my mouth.
Worried

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Re: biting
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2014, 09:50:47 AM »
Thank you
Should I be worried about other stds such as hepatitis b?
Are you sure I don't need to get tested for hiv over this incident considering I had a sore in my mouth.
Worried

We deal in HIV assessments here and although you have not had a risk for HIV in this instance we always advise that people have full health care checkups that are not limited to HIV testing every year or more if you are in doubt if you had a risk or not . This is why I always include this ...

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: biting
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2014, 06:37:19 AM »
Hi Jeff,
Thanks for your reply. I don't know if I should go for the early detection pcr test for hiv, hep b and c which is expensive and takes 5 days for the results to come back. It also has a very high rate for false positives. If I get a false positive, I will be devastated.

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Re: biting
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2014, 08:26:30 AM »
Scared, you do not need to get an early results test.  If you have concerns, and if it will put your mind at ease, go get tested, then get re-tested in 3 months.  But about the incident mentioned above, you were not at risk for any STI.  About the most you could have "caught" from that incident would be a cold since you were in such close contact.

But for the specifics of  what you mentioned, you do not need to worry about becoming HIV+ or contracting any hepatitis from that incident. 

If you are sexually active and have not had a thorough check up recently, I would suggest getting screened for all STI's, then start using condoms with every single incident of sexual encounter that involves insertive/receptive sex.  If used consistently and properly, this will greatly reduce your chances of contracting an STI.
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