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Risk exposure
« on: August 13, 2021, 08:13:35 pm »
I would like my risk assessed, I was making out and rubbing my body with another man who is hiv positive. I donít know if he is on meds. He ended up ejaculating on my my body and face with out warning and some of it went inside my mouths donít  the rest landed on my chest. I am a construction worker and had some cuts there that were fresh from earlier that day. I  finished my npep and tested with a 4th generation rapid test at the clinic where I got the pep 8 weeks after finishing the 8pep(12weeks since the incident). The dr said I have to test out for a year but I donít know if I can wait that long. I did have a viral load 2 weeks after finishing npep cause I had symptoms and that was negative. Would you say Iím in the clear and negative ?

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Re: Risk exposure
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2021, 11:51:33 pm »
Hiya,

I read your post three times.

Testing a year afterwards would be multiple decades out of date.

Cuts and scrapes ect is not a route for HIV and HIV is sexually acquired inside the human body as in never being exposed to the environment, an example would be condomless intercourse.

What you posted so far would not even warrant testing outside of standard routine let alone PEP.

If something happened that you have not mentioned here that was a real risk and hence the PEP, test six weeks after finishing PEP with a blood-drawn (Lab) HIV antibodies test.

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 health care provider about taking PrEP going forward as an additional layer of HIV protection.

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as Ďsafeí 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 all 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: Risk exposure
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2021, 02:24:20 am »
Thanks for your reply Jim. What about the semen that shot in my mouth? And sorry I had written as well that  8weeks after finishing npep I was tested for hiv with rapid 4th generation test and wanted to see if you would could consider that accurate?

Also I wanted your opinion on a case I came across regarding a girl who would share her manicure stuff with her cousin in 2014 from Brazil and she got hiv that way and it was believe she contracted it that way cause she was a virgin and never shared Iv needles ?

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Re: Risk exposure
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2021, 02:29:58 am »
Really that rubbish again. The manicure case was widely misreported and hyped up by the media. It's not a confirmed case at all, it's also irrelevant to your situation.

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Thanks for your reply Jim. What about the semen that shot in my mouth?

Even if you had given him a full blowjob I would be telling you to move on with your life, the mouth generally lacks the cells (route) to infect and saliva is hostile towards HIV meaning the risk is so minute it does not warrant HIV testing outside of standard routine.

According to your post, you did not even give a full blowjob, it was just some cum on your face that got in your mouth. Barriers to this concern are the environment + lack of route + saliva.

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And sorry I had written as well that  8weeks after finishing npep I was tested for hiv with rapid 4th generation test and wanted to see if you would could consider that accurate?

I did answer this one, I said if something happened that you have not mentioned here that was a real risk and hence the PEP, test six weeks after finishing PEP with a blood-drawn (Lab) HIV antibodies test.

Now if it's only rapid tests you are using, the rule of thumb would be to test at 3 months instead.
« Last Edit: August 14, 2021, 02:41:38 am by Jim Allen »
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Re: Risk exposure
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2021, 02:55:26 pm »
Thanks for your reply and explaining everything. Seems like the only routes are inside the body from reading. So regardless of blood or semen on a wound itís a no risk. Thanks for explaining I didnít need pep, I wish I would have found this website sooner cause pep had a lot of side effects. Last question Jim why are the rapid test and lab different ?

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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2021, 03:39:49 pm »
You're welcome.

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Last question Jim why are the rapid test and lab different ?

The important reason is rapid tests can be less sensitive. So the window period might be somewhat longer.
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