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leatherman:
there was no risk of HIV transmission.

HIV is fragile and limited in the way it is acquired sexually. HIV is mainly transmitted through unprotected anal/vaginal sex or sharing injection needles. HIV is acquired within the confines of the human body. Exposed outside the body, the receptors needed to infect are corroded due to changes in air, temperature, etc.

this incident wasn't a risk.

FYI an actual HIV infection does not always come with any symptoms and sometimes those symptoms won't happen for months. If you're going to worry about "symptoms" after having sex, you may want to use PrEP as an extra precaution

Have a great day,
Michael

Reducing Your HIV risks:
With no exceptions, use condoms correctly and consistently for anal or vaginal intercourse
Talk to a healthcare provider about PrEP as another layer of protection

Get tested yearly for HIV and other STIs.
If you donít use condoms and/or PrEP, test more frequently

Some sexual practices described as safe in terms of acquiring HIV still pose a risk for other more easily acquired STIs. It is possible to show no signs or symptoms from an STI so testing is the only way to know.

Get tested at least yearly for STIs, including but not limited to HIV, and more frequently if condomless intercourse occurs.

Whatís the ONLY way to know if youíve been infected by HIV or an STI?
Get tested.


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