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« on: September 18, 2020, 09:13:54 am »
Hi guys, so after a few months of trying to live my life I finally found peace with myself and wanted to move on from whatever I have done in the past so I would like to say the exposures I've had. Should I be worried??

November 29 2019
- Had unprotected sex with a woman - status of the woman is unknown

January 29 2020
- Had protected sex with a sex worker and condom seemed intact and I didn't check it- status of the women is known

After 72 days, 10 weeks
April 10 2020
- I took a 4th generation CMIA Ag/Ab test and it came out negative

August 29th 2020
- I went and saw a sex worker and we both were laying on the bed naked and I dried humped her and we didn't have any penetration just humped her back and stomach with oil and I fingered her for a minute??? - status of the women unknown

I haven't had any exposure since then and I have already vowed that I am not gonna carry out any sexual activities with people and only the one which I will find.

So I have questions,
1) Is my test results conclusive??
2) If a condom has microsomal tears before I used and I still used it, will it have like a huge hole after I ejaculate or will it not??
3) Does my last encounter have a risk??


Thank you guys, have a nice day
« Last Edit: September 18, 2020, 09:16:07 am by Rahzman »

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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2020, 12:27:44 pm »
Hiya,

Fingering, dry humping, rubbing is not how HIV is transmitted and no HIV risk.

The condomless intercourse on the 19th of Nov 2019 was an HIV risk ,however, the HIV test on the April 10th was conclusively negative over this incident.

As for the Jan encounter, HIV can't transmit through an intact latex or polyurethane condom. If a condom fails during the act of intercourse it's obvious to the insertive partner. There is no reason to be stressing or testing outside of standard routine as long as this obvious issue did not happen.

Relax, move on with your life, start using condoms for intercourse, no exceptions.

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 starting PrEP as an additional layer of HIV protection going forward

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.

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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2020, 12:41:07 pm »
Hey Jim,
so I dont have to worry?? And about the condom tear, it will be obvious based on appearance and sensation??
Thank you Jim

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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2020, 02:46:29 pm »
Already answered

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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2020, 03:03:43 pm »
Iím sorry Jim but can genital rubbing be at risk??

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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2020, 04:15:45 pm »
No, rubbing is not an HIV risk.

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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2020, 06:04:09 am »
Hey Jim,
Hope you have been great,

Sorry but lately I have spiraled down a scare.

Let's just say the condom did break when I was with the sex worker and I took a 4th generation venous blood drawn CMIA Ag/Ab test exactly 11 weeks after the exposure and it was non-reactive, should I be worried because it wasn't 12/13 weeks?? Because yes it has been 10 months since the incident but it has been eating me up. I just want to know if I will be fine. Because I haven't been sleeping well and I haven't been living well due to the anxiety.

Hope you have a great day.

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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2020, 06:11:44 am »
(Edit)

Hiya,

I'm not going to entertain imaginary "what if's".

Start using condoms no exceptions, test out of standard routine yearly for STI's & HIV
That's in April 2021.

Best, Jim
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« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2020, 06:16:58 am »
Hey Jim,

Alright, I guess I should just move on from this event.
Thank you for giving me reassurance from this matter.

And sorry to sound ignorant, but do I have to test?? because the last sexual encounter I had was with an escort 2 months ago, where we only engaged in frottage/genital rubbing and nothing else and from what I have learned that it isn't a risk right.....?

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« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2020, 06:18:27 am »
You last tested in April correct?

Then test again in April 2021, i.e standard routine screening as a sexually active adult for HIV & STI's.

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Not an HIV risk. I've also already mentioned this
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« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2020, 06:23:03 am »
The last encounter was August of 29th which was frottage Jim.

Lastly, the reason why the January incident started worrying me was I forgot that it happened, so thats why I can't recall it happening and thats why I said what if it broke.

And I won't be sexual active from now on Jim till I find a partner, I can promise you that because I am scared of all this anxiety.

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« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2020, 06:54:07 am »
Sorry to hear about the anxiety. If your fears are stopping you from living your life consider speaking to someone to help you cope with your fears.

Regarding the "what if's" 10 months later, at the time if the condom had failed during the act of intercourse it's would have been obvious.

This did not happen, I'm not going to go over irrational fears on a topic I've already addressed. So move on, please don't ask again.
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« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2020, 07:08:58 am »
Just one last question Jim and this I promise you,

A 11-week combo CMIA test result wont change that late right??

I know this irritating but I havenít got any one to talk too about this matter and that I really wanted to seek for help by going for therapy but right now with the whole Covid-19 situation, my country is under lock down where I literally cannot go out to see a therapist and I am thinking of going via online.

I am so grateful for your time and I am sorry for bothering you Jim.

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« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2020, 07:25:25 am »
You need to apply the information already provided. I'm not going to pretend you had exposure in Jan to test for.

 
Regarding the "what if's" 10 months later, at the time if the condom had failed during the act of intercourse it's would have been obvious.

This did not happen, I'm not going to go over irrational fears on a topic I've already addressed. So move on, please don't ask again.
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« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2020, 08:30:53 am »
Thank you Jim  :D

So I guess now I have to come to terms that I am indeed not infected.

All the built up anxiety will take time to conquer but I will get there. Thank you again Jim and have a nice day.

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« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2021, 04:02:02 pm »
Hello and good morning,

Hi Jim, hope you're doing well!!

So last week I met with a escort.

The escort gave me a unprotected handjob, unprotected blowjob, unprotected fingering of my anus, licked my anus(unprotected).
After that, the escort and I encountered with frottage(unprotected), where I was rubbing my penis against her wet vagina.

After that, I wore a condom and we had protected vaginal intercourse.
After I ejaculated, I removed the condom and I saw my semen in it, no obvious tears (like a hula hoop).

After that, she gave me unprotected prostate massage while giving me unprotected a handjob.


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« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2021, 05:04:28 pm »
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The escort gave me a unprotected handjob, unprotected blowjob, unprotected fingering of my anus, licked my anus(unprotected).
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After that, she gave me unprotected prostate massage while giving me unprotected a handjob.

Not an HIV risk to you.

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After that, I wore a condom and we had protected vaginal intercourse.

Same as before.
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« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2021, 09:45:24 pm »
Thank you Jim,

Just one very last question before I leave,

Even if blood was involved in the blow job, anal fingering and the analingus it wouldnt be a risk right?? (Just to calm my anxiety down)

Again thank you Jim and hope you had a great year ahead :)

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« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2021, 02:14:17 am »
Not an HIV risk to you. Move on with your life.
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« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2021, 05:43:17 pm »
Hey Jim,

This is my last time here haha, I am going to Australia to study in May:))

So on the 28th of February 2021, I went to a massage parlour and at the end of the session she gave me a blowjob without a condom and I tried to give her a french kiss but she was said no, she had an ulcer so she said she could only give me a blowjob and we ended it with me ejaculating in her mouth.

So that was my last sexual activity.

Oh and just a recap before my next sexual checkup,

So I am planning on getting checked on the 10th of April a year after my last check up

So this were my activities
29th August 2020 - Frottage(unprotected) with a CSW
12th October 2020 - Unprotected blowjob with a massage therapist (donít think there was blood)
12th November 2020 - unprotected handjob
23rd December 2020 - Unprotected blowjob and unprotected ass rimming(got licked) and protected vaginal sex(condom didnít appear torn, semen was collected inside) with a CSW
25th December 2020 - Unprotected blowjob and protected vaginal intercourse with a message therapist(oh the condom was short like it covered 2/3 of my shaft but there wasnít any tearing seen)
2nd January 2021 - Unprotected ass fingering(got fingered by message therapist)
16th January 2021 - Unprotected ass fingering(got fingered by message therapist)
28th February 2021 - Whole body massage and unprotected blowjob (lady said she had an ulcer)

So thatís about it Jim, I know I am a tiring person butI just wanna be sure.

So do you think Iíll get another negative on April 10th 2021?? For my next annual check up??

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« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2021, 06:51:32 pm »
You already know the answer regarding HIV to all the activities mentioned here. So unless you left something out you already know the expected HIV result.

Use condoms for any intercourse, test out of standard routine yearly for STI's & HIV.

 

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« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2021, 12:54:27 am »
Thanks for the prompt reply Jim,

So I guess I need not worry

But does the ulcer not mean anything ?? Since it acts as a passage for the virus to my penis?

Thank you again

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« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2021, 03:24:26 am »
But does the ulcer not mean anything ?? Since it acts as a passage for the virus to my penis?

Her ulcer can't give you HIV.
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« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2021, 08:25:50 am »
Hey Jim,

I'm back here again haha

So 3 days ago I fell down and my whole body was hurting and my friend asked me to like visit this massage parlor. So me being all dumb and all visited this place and went for a massage.

During the massage, the masseuse offered me to be all handsy and all and due to the heat of the moment I said okay.

She stripped down naked and gave a body-to-body massage. During that time she tried giving me unprotected oral but after a minute or two I said no but she kept sliding up and down. Then she proceeded to ask me to suck her nipples and dumbly did it for 2 minutes and after that I ejaculated.

There was no vaginal nor anal penetration in this case.

So please asses my risk Jim :)

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« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2021, 11:35:56 am »
Most of this I've already answered before.

Anyhow, nothing mentioned about this encounter would be an HIV concern.
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« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2021, 10:56:35 pm »
Thank you so much Jim

So for future reference.

HIV is only transmitted via

- Unprotected vaginal/anal intercourse

- Blood transfusion through IV, ingesting huge amounts of blood

- But it is not transmitted through unprotected blowjob, rubbing of genitals,
   protected vaginal/anal , rimming, prostate massage, sucking of nipples, naked
   cuddling.

And if the condom were to fail, no matter how cheap or expensive it is, it will look like a complete failure( like a hola hoop) ?

Am I right Jim?

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« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2021, 11:16:51 pm »
That's basically correct.

I would add that giving a blowjob would be a minute risk, although so much so that it would not warrant testing outside of routine.
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« Reply #27 on: March 30, 2021, 09:49:03 am »
That and deep french kissing and fingering wonít transmit the virus right??

Thank you Jim

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« Reply #28 on: March 30, 2021, 09:52:45 am »
We have already gone over kissing and fingering before.

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

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« Reply #29 on: March 31, 2021, 04:36:21 pm »
Thank you Jim!

Yes, it's time I leave this chapter behind.

Thank you Jim and stay well!

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« Reply #30 on: June 29, 2021, 02:50:28 am »
Hey Jim,

I am back for a question(sorry)

So I am gonna go abroad for my studies and one of the requirements my country has stated is that I have to be vaccinated and one of the vaccines provided here is Astra Zenica.
Here, they will randomly assign us to the vaccine and I am actually scared of taking the vaccine cause I have not taken my HIV test since they have appointed a Movement Control Order where we can't go to clinics nor hospital easily. The reason why I am scared is because of this article:

https://www.livescience.com/australia-covid-19-vaccine-false-positive-hiv-tests.html

And I have had few sexual encounters with people

and these were them
January 13 - Frottage on a wet vagina (no penetration)
January 17 - A unprotected handjob, unprotected fingering with the other person and unprotected blowjob(received it, Idk if she had ulcers or not)
January 24 - A naked body to body massage with the masseuse
January 25 - Received unprotected anal fingering from a masseuse 
March 12 - Received unprotected blowjob
March 18 - Protected sex with SSW
March 21 - Protected sex with SSW
March 24 - Protected sex with a ONS
March 29 - Naked massage, boob job, unprotected blowjob and unprotected anal fingering
April 7 - Protected sex with a ONS
April 23 - Unprotected cunnilingus
April 30 - Protected sex but I was sleepy so I am not sure if it broke but it didnít look broke
And few other protected sex



So basically I've had
          - Protected sex
          - Unprotected blowjob (insertive)
          - Unprotected cunnilingus ( I licked her)
          - Unprotected anal fingering ( finger into my anus)
          - Gave some fingering and received some hand jobs
          - Received unprotected analingus (she licked me)
          - Frottage on a wet vagina

My latest sexual encounter was
On June 26
- Protected sex, unprotected blowjob and cunnilingus, anal rimming(she licked me)
  prostate massage (unprotected) and frottage


So based on all these and without testing
          a) Is it okay for me to take the vaccine
          b) Should I take my HIV test after my vaccine doses
          c) Will I be okay or am I exposed?
       
Lastly, could you please explain what does
"If a condom fails during the act of intercourse it's obvious to the insertive partner."
Please explain how would it look, would there be a small tear? a hole as big as a coin? I am not sure

Thank you Jim for bearing with me :)
 

   
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« Reply #31 on: June 29, 2021, 03:23:18 am »
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The reason why I am scared is because of this article:

https://www.livescience.com/australia-covid-19-vaccine-false-positive-hiv-tests.html

Why would a discontinued vaccine scare you? I don't get it's not like you are going to travel back in time and be part of the group of people testing this vaccine?

BTW Silly they stopped this vaccine if you ask me, antibodies to other conditions can cause a false positive screening test considering they are and should be overly sensitive, it's also one of the reasons why screening tests are not a diagnosis when it's a reactive result.

For the rest of your post about sexual activities, I've answered about these or these types of sexual activities for you already so apply the information already provided to you.

If you keep asking me the same again it's going to lead to a time-out (ban) from the forum.

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Please explain how would it look, would there be a small tear? a hole as big as a coin? I am not sure

I've already answered this last time, asking me the same again in a slightly different way is not going to result in a different answer. Stop asking!

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a) Is it okay for me to take the vaccine
b) Should I take my HIV test after my vaccine doses
c) Will I be okay or am I exposed?

A) Vaccines are safe and effective - https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/covid-19-vaccines

B) Does not matter. As you are sexually active so just get tested out of routine at least yearly for HIV & far easier to acquire STI's.

C) Asked and answered. I'm not going to entertain repeat questions.

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« Reply #32 on: June 29, 2021, 07:21:09 am »
Oh okay Jim and thank you very much Jim

So youíre basically saying that I should move on in life?

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« Reply #33 on: July 02, 2021, 05:08:58 am »


BTW Silly they stopped this vaccine if you ask me, antibodies to other conditions can cause a false positive screening test considering they are and should be overly sensitive, it's also one of the reasons why screening tests are not a diagnosis when it's a reactive result.



And what do you mean by it's also one of the reasons why screening tests are not a diagnosis when it's a reactive result

Meaning I might get a false positive if I take my vaccine dose? Because I'll be getting my first dose in 3 weeks time and another dose on 22nd of August

And I'll be taking my test on the 15th of August cause its 7 weeks since my last sexual experience
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« Reply #34 on: July 02, 2021, 05:34:05 am »
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And what do you mean by it's also one of the reasons why screening tests are not a diagnosis when it's a reactive result

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antibodies to other conditions can cause a false positive screening test considering they are and should be overly sensitive, it's also one of the reasons why screening tests are not a diagnosis when it's a reactive result.

Not sure what do you want me to explain? About reactive results? They happen and reactive results on a screening test simply mean further testing is needed to exclude an HIV infection. It's one of the reasons why a reactive screening test on its own is not a dignoisis.

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Meaning I might get a false positive if I take my vaccine dose? Because I'll be getting my first dose in 3 weeks time and another dose on 22nd of August

Doubtful as we would have seen a trend of them by now. Although, nobody can exclude that you might have cross antibodies false reactive result.

Anyhow the advice is to get vaccinated as recommended by your doctor and test at least yearly for STI's & HIV. There is no need to delay or change testing times due to being vaccinated for COVID, flu or anything else that you may get vaccinated for in life.



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« Reply #35 on: July 02, 2021, 05:46:54 am »
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So youíre basically saying that I should move on in life?

Yeah. Move on with your life, nothing you mentioned here is an HIV concern,
Keep using condoms for any intercourse, no exceptions, and test out of routine at least yearly for STI's & HIV.
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« Reply #36 on: July 02, 2021, 05:37:45 pm »
Thank you so much for the explanations and the reassurance Jim :)

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« Reply #37 on: July 04, 2021, 01:35:34 am »
Just another query Jim,

After the test I take in 5 weeks time, do I meed to take another test or thatís it for this year unless I have any unprotected sex

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« Reply #38 on: July 04, 2021, 01:46:07 am »
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After the test I take in 5 weeks time, do I meed to take another test or thatís it for this year

It's recommended to test at least yearly out of standard routine. Routine screening for HIV is just a single HIV test although you should also consider testing for far easier to acquire STI's at the same time.

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« Reply #39 on: July 04, 2021, 09:30:28 am »
Oh sorry

What I meant was I donít have to another HIV test right Jim after my test that I would be taking in 5 weeks because I dont have to wait 3 months right? time since I wasnít exposed

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« Reply #40 on: July 04, 2021, 11:36:10 pm »
I mean is outside of routine yearly screening required??

Like its okay to take my yearly screening test even if its tomorrow right? Like I don't have to wait 3 months from 26th of June 2021
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« Reply #41 on: July 05, 2021, 02:59:52 am »
I already said that what you posted about the more recent sexual encounters here was not an HIV concern and the yearly screening is just that, at least once a year a check.
 
Only if you had had a real-world issue like condomless intercourse would you need to wait before testing. If you have had a risk you are not disclosing here then test at 6 weeks post-exposure with blood-drawn antibodies test, that result will rarely ever change.

This line of questions is just a roundabout way of asking about the recent encounters that I had already answered - 28 Day ban as warned.
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