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HIV on water
« on: July 06, 2022, 07:46:45 pm »
My partner just recently diagnosed with HIV, and has rashes on his hands, it is not bleeding but has one tiny dried blood on his bands because of a acne like bump that is like been pricked. He also has some dried rashes and a like hard skin that contains water when pricked. Checked his hands afterwards and it's not bleeding but a tiny red dot on an acne is visible in his hands, I suspect it is dried blood. I'm afraid it has mixed with the left over water from the clothes and I got myself infected.

During that time he accidentally soaked his hands on a laundy pale with left over water with fabric condition (not so much concentrated) then I dipped my hands on it as well. I have like burned skin, I tried to add an alcohol but it doesnt hurt anymore but the scar was still fresh (I mean not yet darkened), it was shiny but no longer hurt when I add alcohol). The water in the pale mixed with fabric conditioner is like 1 liter.

An hour later, I have used the pale to fetch water for a quick bath, and I have wounds on my arm. What are the chances that I contracted the virus on the activities here? Any honest opninion about this?

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Re: HIV on water
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2022, 12:38:11 am »
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What are the chances that I contracted the virus on the activities here?

Zero!

The only way you will acquire HIV from your partner is through sex or sharing needles. It's that simple, HIV is extremely fragile and once exposed outside the human body, the receptors needed to infect corrode. Household contact isn't an HIV risk, and day-to-day scrapes, cuts, wounds etc., aren't a route for you to acquire HIV.

Here's what you need to know to avoid HIV infection:
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, and the only way of knowing is by testing.

Kind regards

Jim

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Re: HIV on water
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2022, 12:39:58 am »
I am sorry to hear that your partner was recently diagnosed, and I hope they are doing well. Has your partner started treatment?

I'm not sure how recent the diagnosis was but if you had been sexually active with your partner before their diagnosis, then make sure to test six weeks after your last possible exposure with a blood-drawn (lab) HIV antibody test. A non-reactive result at that time would rarely change, and retesting at three months is generally unnecessary.

You should also know that with treatment, people living with HIV can live long and healthy lives, just like their HIV-negative peers. Also, the additional benefit of treatment is once someone living with HIV has suppressed the HIV with meds for 6+ months and continues to take their meds, they can't sexually pass on HIV even if condomless intercourse takes place. https://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=71864.0

In the meantime, if you do engage in sex with your partner, use condoms and consider talking to your doctor about PrEP as an additional layer of HIV prevention.
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Re: HIV on water
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2022, 02:16:03 am »
Thank you Jim for your response. He just started the treatment for a month now and the activities we have done so far are kisses with tongue and I've also receive an oral sex from him and nothing more (this was before he was diagnosed). It will be my 8th week supposedly dis week and planning to get tested. Now I'm worried again it's because I might have another exposure because of the water I've posted. Like I'll be negative dis week and because I was again exposed, I have to wait again for several weeks, really anxious right now and badly needing an assessment.

May I also ask if kissing and receiving oral sex pose a risk? And does water (with fabric conditioner, not that concentrated) wipes the virus from his hands unto the water? Making the virus float or mix into the water?

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Re: HIV on water
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2022, 04:39:41 am »
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And does water (with fabric conditioner, not that concentrated) wipes the virus from his hands unto the water? Making the virus float or mix into the water?

I already said this is zero HIV risk to you. The virus would be unable to cause infection.

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kisses with tongue and I've also receive an oral sex from him and nothing more

Kissing isn't an HIV risk and receiving a blowjob lacks the conditions required for acquiring HIV, thus it makes sense that after nearly 40 years of this pandemic in terms of BJ's, there hasn't been a single documented case of HIV transmission to an insertive partner (the person being "sucked"), and you will not be the worlds first.

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Re: HIV on water
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2022, 11:07:04 am »
Thank you Jim for that honest assessment, I was relieved for a moment of my anxiety and worrying. I was so upset that time that I was exposed again after waited 8 weeks and here we go again (because he dipped his hands on a bucket with laundry water), btw he did it a lot of times because he was hanging clothes. I do hope that your assessment is correct. I'm looking forward that I have not catch HIV on my test at the end of this month. Thanks again.

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Re: HIV on water
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2022, 11:12:14 am »
You're welcome.

The water, kissing and receiving a blowjob wasn't an HIV risk to you. No HIV testing is needed for these specific activities.
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