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Do I Have HIV? / Re: Risk? Massage
« Last post by Jim Allen on Today at 02:51:59 pm »
You already asked this question, except you added it being very deep.

1st post:
If he had precum and semen on his fingers, when he inserted his fingers into the vagina, he introduced the semen into me, could he give me HIV?

2nd post:
Suppose that the man had precum and semen on his fingers and after a few seconds he put his fingers inside the vagina, very deep, can he infect you with HIV?

The answer remains the same, zero HIV risk.

To be clear I read your post three times, being fingered isn't an HIV risk, nothing you mentioned changes that and you will not be the first person after nearly 40 years of this pandemic and 80 million cases to acquire HIV this way as it simply lacks all the conditions needed to acquire HIV.

Now, although it's no HIV risk whatsoever, it's a low risk for pregnancy if seminal fluid was on their fingers and other easier to acquire (transmit) STI's. I don't see a reason to panic about it though.
Do I Have HIV? / Re: Risk? Massage
« Last post by Lucero_villar on Today at 02:41:42 pm »
ok there is 0 risk. Suppose that the man had precum and semen on his fingers and after a few seconds he put his fingers inside the vagina, very deep, can he infect you with HIV? Thanks for answering my questions.
Do I Have HIV? / Re: Risk? Massage
« Last post by Jim Allen on Today at 02:27:54 pm »

What you posted here is zero HIV risk.

Move on with your life.

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 taking PrEP as an additional layer of HIV protection

Keep in mind that some sexual practices described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's, so please do get 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


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Do I Have HIV? / Risk? Massage
« Last post by Lucero_villar on Today at 02:23:13 pm »
Hello, I'm a woman. I always like to go to the sauna. On Tuesday night I went to the sauna and it occurred to me to call a masseur. They sent a male masseur. He began to massage me and began to touch my vagina and clitoris. I told him that I had asked for a conventional massage, that I did not want an erotic massage. I saw that he was touching his penis. I do not know his serostatus, suppose he is hiv positive. The questions are as follows: 1. If he had precum and semen on his fingers, when he caressed my vagina and clitoris, could I have been infected with HIV? 2. If he had precum and semen on his fingers, when he inserted his fingers into the vagina, he introduced the semen into me, could he give me HIV? At no point did he put his penis in my vagina, I just went for a massage. I am terrified, I am afraid to be sick. Do I need a test to rule out hiv?
Living With HIV / Re: U=U campaign - does it change anything?
« Last post by TabooPrincess on Today at 01:31:59 pm »
I would say it’s not even properly known in hiv circles to be honest (UK)
I had a situation recently and asked my clinic for advice and was told it was ‘minimal risk’ rather than ‘no risk’. This from the supposed experts.
Do I Have HIV? / Re: Unprotected oral and symptoms
« Last post by Jim Allen on Today at 11:58:24 am »
You already had your thread locked on another site by their moderator for good reasons and now you are here asking me the same questions posting all over our site except for where you should be posting.  >:(
Enjoy a 30-day ban and let me be clear,.   your left arm and right testicle could fall off, it's not going to change that you had no HIV exposure whatsoever from just getting your penis sucked

Move on with your life, use condoms for any intercourse, consider talking to your healthcare provider about PrEP as an additional layer of HIV prevention and test out of standard routine at least yealry for HIV & STI's.

The only thing I could add is if you post about this no HIV risk situation again it's going to lead to another ban.

I'm not going to entertain your fantasy.

Anyone who continues to post excessively, questioning a conclusive negative result or no-risk situation, will be subject to a four week Time Out (a temporary ban from the Forums). If you continue to post excessively after one Time Out, you may be given a second Time Out which will last eight weeks. There is no third Time Out - it is a permanent ban. The purpose of a Time Out is to encourage you to seek the face-to-face help we cannot provide on this forum.
Do I Have HIV? / Re: Unprotected oral and symptoms
« Last post by Fkd4stupid on Today at 11:40:43 am »
Hello. Sorry about posting out of the thread. That was user error and not intentional.

I took your advice and was fully moving on but my throat did not clear up so I had a throat culture done and it came back positive for yeast. The doctor said it was oral thrush so now I’m very concerned because I see many places saying that is a common first presenting symptom.

Also, at 7 weeks and 2 days I did a blood drawn 4th gen lab test and 2 Ora quicks at 88 days.

I understand your very firm feeling of my exposure risk as not worrisome but I am facing a symptom seemingly important to this.

I would very much appreciate your thoughts. Was the blood test solid or do I need to test again?

Thank you very much
Do I Have HIV? / Re: Peace of Mind
« Last post by Jim Allen on Today at 12:04:25 am »
You're welcome.
Do I Have HIV? / Re: Risk situation with sex worker
« Last post by Jim Allen on Today at 12:03:57 am »
If a condom fails during the act of intercourse it's obvious. So as long as this obvious issue did not happen during intercourse, there is no reason to be stressing or testing for HIV outside of standard yearly routine.

Move on.

If in the future you ever do have a real risk, then test at 6 weeks with a blood-drawn lab antibodies test or at 3 months if using a POC (Rapid) test.
Do I Have HIV? / Re: Risk situation with sex worker
« Last post by maxanxiety on Yesterday at 11:53:13 pm »
Thank you so much for a quick response!

My memory is slightly blurry about that condom, hopefully its just my mind creating a scenarios like "what if this and that...?"

In case that the condom was actually failed, what you think about that Gen4 ab/ag test at 38 days after? (being 4 days short from 6 weeks)

Also I took Oraquick at 7 weeks and I know that it is designed to be used 3 months after. Does that give some degree of assurance?

Thanks again!!!
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