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Offline ralphs24

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Exposure risk
« on: May 11, 2024, 12:26:36 pm »
Hello there.

I had an encounter yesterday which I believe to be low risk on the surface. But there are some nuances that have caused me concern and I'm wondering if I might be able to get some advice please.

I'm a gay guy and I had a guy come over. We kissed a lot (zero) risk and then I rode his penis while we were both in our underwear. He obviously never penetrated me this way although there was a lot of precum from him. Again, I assume here no risk?

At one point though, he had me on my back and was against my anus with his dick (unclothed and dick was touching my anus). He also had precum on his fingers and was touching my anus. He teased the area ready to finger me, although he didn't actually go in.

The nuance here is (and I apologize for the graphicness) but I have had some issues the last week when I've been passing a stool. Through a bit of straining and also wiping with more coarse, lower quality paper, I've felt a little sore down there and there have been specks of light red blood on the paper.  This has happened before and it usually passes within a day or two. I hadn't been to the bathroom for several hours before this encounter and couldn't say for sure if I had had blood THAT day, but was nevertheless sensitive around that region.

So my worry is about open wounds and whether by him with lots of precum being in that area and possibly rubbed on these wounds (I assume maybe haemorrhoids), this puts me at risk. I showered immediately afterwards, but obviously that makes no difference.

Sorry to go into so much graphic detail but this is concerning me a lot. He tells me he is all clear but you obviously never know. I'm traveling with work at the moment so getting access to PEP is not ideal and it's the weekend.

He is not on PREP as far as I am aware.

I do appreciate this might be one of those eye roll osts that people read and just think itís a load of nonsense, but I would appreciate any help

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Re: Exposure risk
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2024, 02:27:13 pm »
I read through your post and don't see any issue that would be a risk of HIV transmission, possible other STIs, but not HIV. HIV is transmitted by either unprotected anal/vaginal sex or by sharing injection needles.

Have a great day,

Reducing Your HIV risks:
With no exceptions, use condoms correctly and consistently for anal or vaginal intercourse
Talk to a healthcare provider about PrEP as another layer of protection

Get tested yearly for HIV and other STIs.
If you donít use condoms and/or PrEP, test more frequently

Some sexual practices described as safe in terms of acquiring HIV still pose a risk for other more easily acquired STIs. It is possible to show no signs or symptoms from an STI so testing is the only way to know.

Get tested at least yearly for STIs, including but not limited to HIV, and more frequently if condomless intercourse occurs.

Whatís the ONLY way to know if youíve been infected by HIV or an STI?
Get tested.

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