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51
Do I Have HIV? / Re: Menstrual blood risk
« Last post by Acr2023 on June 08, 2024, 06:56:10 am »
Afternoon Jim,

Many thanks for the quick reply and putting my mind at ease. Have a great weekend.
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Do I Have HIV? / Re: Menstrual blood risk
« Last post by Jim Allen on June 08, 2024, 06:05:22 am »
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My concern lies with when removing the condom quite a lot of blood got on the end of my penis from both the condom and where it was all over my lower abdomen.

It's not an HIV risk, relax and move on with your life.

Here's what you need to know to reduce your HIV risks:
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 and get vaccinated against HPV, Hepatitis A & B.

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; testing is the only way to know.

Kind regards

Jim

Please Note.
As a member of the "Do I have HIV" Forum, you are required to only post in this one thread no matter how long between visits or the subject matter. You can find this thread by going to your profile and selecting show own post, which will take you here. It helps us to help you when you keep all your thoughts or questions in one thread, and it helps other readers to follow the discussion. Any additional threads will be removed.
 
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Do I Have HIV? / Menstrual blood risk
« Last post by Acr2023 on June 08, 2024, 05:59:12 am »
Morning All,

I just wanted to get an expert opinion on a possibly risky encounter I had. Having done a lot of reading online I suspect my concerns are probably unwarranted, but sometimes you just need someone with a lot more knowledge to tell you so to put your mind at ease.

About a week ago I met with a Thai sex worker and had protected oral and vaginal sex. Part way through we noticed a lot of blood and she had come on her period. My concern lies with when removing the condom quite a lot of blood got on the end of my penis from both the condom and where it was all over my lower abdomen. Is this a risk, or am I like a lot of others overthinking something that isn’t a risk at all?

Thanks in advance and for all the great work you all do here!
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Do I Have HIV? / Re: HIV Paranoia and OCD.. Help
« Last post by Jim Allen on June 08, 2024, 05:47:40 am »
Hiya.

I have read your post three times, including the "what ifs" with great care.
There was no HIV risk from these situations, move on with your life.

Here's what you need to know to reduce your HIV risks:
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 and get vaccinated against HPV, Hepatitis A & B.

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; testing is the only way to know.

Kind regards

Jim

Please Note.
As a member of the "Do I have HIV" Forum, you are required to only post in this one thread no matter how long between visits or the subject matter. You can find this thread by going to your profile and selecting show own post, which will take you here. It helps us to help you when you keep all your thoughts or questions in one thread, and it helps other readers to follow the discussion. Any additional threads will be removed.
 


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Do I Have HIV? / Re: Oral
« Last post by Jim Allen on June 08, 2024, 02:54:52 am »
Hiya,

Receiving a blowjob lacks the conditions required for acquiring HIV; thus, it makes sense that after 40+ years of this pandemic in terms of BJs, 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.

Being uncircumcised or the duration makes zero difference.

Here's what you need to know to reduce your HIV risks:
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 and get vaccinated against HPV, Hepatitis A & B.

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; testing is the only way to know.

Kind regards

Jim

Please Note.
As a member of the "Do I have HIV" Forum, you are required to only post in this one thread no matter how long between visits or the subject matter. You can find this thread by going to your profile and selecting show own post, which will take you here. It helps us to help you when you keep all your thoughts or questions in one thread, and it helps other readers to follow the discussion. Any additional threads will be removed.
 
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Do I Have HIV? / HIV Paranoia and OCD.. Help
« Last post by Floridaboy1992 on June 07, 2024, 11:45:05 pm »
Hello, I’ve been paranoid and have been having ocd about HIV for years now, but lately it has been very bad off and on. There has been a few things that have been bothering me lately and I need some closure on these scenarios. I’m a heterosexual male, 32 years old

1.) On April 26th of this year I was nicked by my barber with the straight razor. It wasn’t a bad nick but was some minor bleeding by my beard. I had gotten paranoid about him possibly forgetting to change the straight razor that day and possibly cutting me with a dirty razor and infecting me with HIV. Is that possible? I’ve been pretty anxious to test after 6 weeks from that incident.

2.) Just 3 days ago on June 4th, I had received oral sex from this woman that I just met off of this dating site. She is a heavy smoker and I had noticed one of her teeth looked mildly decayed and her gums didn’t look in the best shape. I think she had some missing teeth in the back. I was worried about possibly her gums or teeth bleeding onto my penis, even though I didn’t see any blood, cuts or scrapes. I do realize that oral sex, especially on the receiving end is practically no risk at all. But with her mouth condition, would that make any difference and increase risk? She did tell me that she is completely clean from all STD’s.

3.) Today I was at the gym using a machine. My legs tend to get itchy at random times, so I had kept reaching down to itch my leg kind of hard 3-4 seconds after I completed my sets on the machine. My concern is that if it is possible to transmit HIV from my hands touching the gym machine handle to my fresh small bleeding open cut on my leg 3-4 seconds after touching the machine handle? Should I test for HIV soon to have some piece of mind, or are the situations are no risk for testing? All of these things have been bothering me lately and I really need some closure.

  -Thank you


57
Do I Have HIV? / Oral
« Last post by Informedadvice on June 07, 2024, 07:47:13 pm »
Hi-
I am an uncircumcised male and I received a super prolonged blowjob from an escort without protection. Am I at risk for HIV? Does circumcision make a difference? or the duration?   

Thanks
58
Estoy infectado? / Re: Penetracion breve sin condon
« Last post by Jim Allen on June 07, 2024, 06:52:48 pm »
You're welcome (De nada).
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Estoy infectado? / Re: Penetracion breve sin condon
« Last post by Frantor on June 07, 2024, 06:44:08 pm »
Muchas gracias por sus respuestas, es bueno saberlo. Empecé a tener mucha ansiedad porque por el afta se me inflamó un ganglio del cuello (esto me suele ocurrir), y aunque sé que no es un síntoma específico de VIH empecé a pensar lo peor. Fui al médico y me dieron antibióticos, el ganglio ahora se está desinflamando, igual la pasé muy mal, así que agradezco se tomaran el tiempo de responder.
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Glad to hear that things went well!!! ;) :D
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