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Offline Jinx harvey

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About blood and pep
« on: November 28, 2021, 04:33:22 pm »
Hello I come to report your exposure situations that happened within 3 days. I went out with a stranger I met on the app, I gave him deep oral sex, he stuck his fingers in my anus and then he rubbed his penis at the entrance to my anus, in a way that smeared everything with precum. Days passed, my throat became very sore, so that even small red dots of blood appeared, I don't know if by friction of the penis at the back of my throat. It turns out that I was irresponsible and, even with a sore throat, I went to a party and ended up doing a deep oral on 4 strangers and I even swallowed semen. Considering that my throat was burning and burning in a critical condition, am I at risk of becoming infected?

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Re: About blood and pep
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2021, 04:55:52 pm »
Hiya,

Being fingered and rubbing against you isn't an HIV risk to you whatsoever.

As for giving a blowjob, it's a minute HIV risk that doesn't warrant testing outside of standard yearly screening.

Here's what you need to know to avoid HIV infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions. Consider talking to your healthcare provider about PrEP as an additional layer of HIV protection going forward

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's, so please do get fully tested regularly and at least yearly for STI's including but not limited to HIV and test more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs

Also, note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and the only way of knowing is by testing.

Kind regards

Jim

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Re: About blood and pep
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2021, 05:06:46 pm »
Okay, but do mouth cuts, cold sores and even my frequent gingivitis (which causes bleeding) don't exponentially increase the risk?

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Re: About blood and pep
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2021, 10:23:04 pm »
Hiya,

No, it does not and saliva acts to neutralize HIV by damaging the receptors needed to infect human cells.

Giving a blowjob is such a minute risk that we don't even recommend testing outside of standard yearly routine screening for STI's & HIV as every sexually active adult should.
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Re: About blood and pep
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2022, 11:08:59 pm »
Hi!

First of all: I'm currently on PEP due to an exposure I suffered earlier this month. I had oral sex on a stranger and I had thrush in my mouth, because of that the infectologist prescribed me PEP treatment.

Yesterday I got drunk and ended up having oral sex on yet another stranger and again I had unhealed canker sores in my mouth. Also, he put his fingers in my anus too hard and ended up making my anus bleed.

My doubts:
1) Can the PEP I'm taking protect me from yesterday's exposure
2) In addition to oral sex with canker sores in the mouth, is his finger in my anus a risk? since he may have some wound on his finger
3) I was worried and asked my partner about how he takes care of himself and he, who is in the health area, told me that he is part of a study and has taken a vaccine that prevents HIV and that is in the testing phase. Does such a vaccine really exist?

thank you

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Re: About blood and pep
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2022, 02:36:12 am »
Hiya,

Day-to-day wounds, cuts and scrapes or not, being fingered isn't an HIV risk to you, and if the person is participating in the Mosaico vaccine trial or not is rather irrelevant.

Regarding the blowjob, regardless of the thrush, the mouth generally lacks a route for HIV to infect, and saliva also neutralises HIV by damaging the receptors needed to infect human cells. Unless you had gaping open wounds like meth mouth, giving a blowjob is such a minute HIV that doesn't warrant specific testing outside the standard yearly HIV screening, let alone PEP.

Move on with your life.

Here's what you need to know to reduce your HIV risks:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse correctly and consistently, with no exceptions. Consider talking to your healthcare provider about PrEP as an additional layer of protection against HIV

Keep in mind that some sexual practices described as safe in terms of acquiring HIV still pose a risk for other easier-acquired STIs. So please do get tested at least yearly for STIs, including but not limited to HIV, and more frequently if condomless intercourse occurs.

Also, note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms; testing is the only way to know.

Kind regards

Jim

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Re: About blood and pep
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2023, 06:17:34 pm »
if the person is participating in the Mosaico vaccine trial or not is rather irrelevant.

Well, history repeats itself.

Another HIV Vaccine Fails in Large Trial. Researchers halt the Mosaico study after an experimental vaccine was found to be safe but not effective against HIV.
https://www.poz.com/article/another-hiv-vaccine-fails-large-trial
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