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Author Topic: Is a cut a risk?  (Read 1542 times)

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Offline Hubert_32

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Is a cut a risk?
« on: March 26, 2022, 08:32:10 pm »
Hello I was wondering if it is even worth it to be concerned or get tested in my situation. I was with a woman, we were both naked, and she was on top of me grinding her vagina against my shaft. I don't think this is usually a risk but I am worried about 2 things. 1 is that I shaved earlier in the day and think I might have had an open cut from that. and 2 is that maybe some fluid exited her vagina straight into the cut without being exposed to air at all. Any advice, should I get tested? Thanks

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Re: Is a cut a risk?
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2022, 01:13:17 am »
Hiya,

Read your post three times, what you posted isn't an HIV risk.

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 which may be 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: Is a cut a risk?
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2022, 02:02:52 pm »
Hi all, I have one swollen lymph node on the left side of my neck. It's not huge but is visible, and it has been swollen since 9/1. On 8/27 I did cunnilingus and also fingering her vagina, and I know I had an open cut on my finger. I think it is definitely possible I could have gotten infected through that even if it's unlikely. I don't know if lymph nodes can swell that soon (5 days) from HIV but I don't have any other symptoms or issues to go along with the swollen node which also makes me think it could be due to a viral infection like HIV. Should I just get tested?

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Re: Is a cut a risk?
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2022, 02:47:34 pm »
Fingering isn't an unlikely risk, its simply no HIV risk, and the cut isn't a route for you to acquire HIV either. You did not acquire HIV from the events posted here.

The duplicate account Golfball99 has been blocked, and if you create another account again, then you will be given a full ban and see your access permanently revoked.

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Lymph nodes swell for many reasons and in response to many kinds of infections, it's not HIV specific. See your healthcare provider and let them treat you, and in the meantime, stop touching the lymph node.

Move on with your life, use condoms for any intercourse and test out of standard routine yearly for HIV & STIs.
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