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Offline EmmanualShadwrack

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Question - Risk
« on: August 23, 2014, 10:19:47 PM »
Hi.  I was with a female sex worker today.  She sprayed something on my penis before we started which I assume was some kind of alcohol or disinfectant.  She then put a condom on and gave me oral sex and briefly kissed my testicles for five or ten seconds.  She then wanted me to enter her but I turned her around doggystyle and just rubbed my penis over her anus and not even really down to her vagina, just rubbing but no penetration.  This went on for less than a minute before I came inside the condom.  As far as I could tell the condom did not break.  Can you please assess my risk?  Thank you very much.   

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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2014, 10:30:56 PM »
HIV is sexually transmitted from anal and vaginal sex . There was nothing you did that was a remote risk for HIV so you need not worry ... you did not have a risk for HIV .

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!

Offline EmmanualShadwrack

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Re: Question - Risk
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2014, 07:37:50 AM »
Thanks Jeff G.  Any chance that some other unprotected part of my genitals may have also rubbed on her and that could have resulted in transmission? 

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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2014, 08:23:35 AM »
Thanks Jeff G.  Any chance that some other unprotected part of my genitals may have also rubbed on her and that could have resulted in transmission? 

Not a chance . Sexual fluids are not infectious for HIV once outside the body and that means rubbing and frottage is not a risk .

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Re: Question - Risk
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2014, 07:29:48 PM »
Thanks again.  One last concern - does it matter that the person you're with is in a higher risk group (in this case a sex worker with presumed multiple partners and not knowing how safe their other encounters were) that the chances of them having acquired HIV might be higher? Does this have any impact at all? 

Or is it not necessarily "who", even if they're positive, but "how" or "what actually happened" that determines risk?  In other words, whether they had HIV or not, as long as a condom was used properly and the sex was considered safe anyway there is no chance?   

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Re: Question - Risk
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2014, 07:32:28 PM »
Thanks again.  One last concern - does it matter that the person you're with is in a higher risk group (in this case a sex worker with presumed multiple partners and not knowing how safe their other encounters were) that the chances of them having acquired HIV might be higher? Does this have any impact at all? 

Or is it not necessarily "who", even if they're positive, but "how" or "what actually happened" that determines risk?  In other words, whether they had HIV or not, as long as a condom was used properly and the sex was considered safe anyway there is no chance?

Your second paragraph is correct.  It's not WHO you are with, it's WHAT you do with them that matters.  You had no risk at all.

Joe

 


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