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Do I Have HIV? / Re: high risk of infection
« Last post by Jim Allen on Yesterday at 08:54:39 am »
Look, you had a potential exposure, it wasn't high risk, but it did warrant testing to confirm your HIV status.

You tested six+ weeks afterwards with a blood draw HIV antibody test, and the result you have will rarely ever change and retesting at thee months generally isn't needed.

Move on with your life, and start using condoms regardless of who you are with or their claimed HIV status!

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

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, and the only way of knowing is by testing.

Kind regards

Jim

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Do I Have HIV? / Re: high risk of infection
« Last post by elderlom on Yesterday at 08:48:23 am »
unfortunately yes about what very much I regret now. :(
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Do I Have HIV? / Re: high risk of infection
« Last post by Jim Allen on Yesterday at 08:45:23 am »
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I had vaginal sex with a girl,

Condomless?
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Do I Have HIV? / high risk of infection
« Last post by elderlom on Yesterday at 08:37:27 am »
I had vaginal sex with a girl, then it turned out that she was HIV positive. There is no way to know if she on the therapy or not. I passed the express test on the 38th day. Then I passed 2 ELISAs (Roche Cobas Pro e801) in the laboratory on day 50 and 61 days, they are all negative. How reliable are the results, can I exclude infection?
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Hiya,

This is an HIV forum, and I read your post three times, and what you posted, including your "what if" questions isn't an HIV risk to you.

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

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, and the only way of knowing is by testing.

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, and it 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 removed

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Hi,

Two days ago on sep 27, I  went to a gay male massage spa in Bangkok, it is a pretty upscale massage spa which offers gay massage therapy to other gay men with a happy ending. Their massage therapists all very good looking and in great shape. Hence I am assuming they test the therapists regularly for STDs since they are running a business where sexual interaction is a part of their job.

My massage therapist was fully naked during the entire massage process and I was fully naked as well.
The massage started with him giving me a salt scrub in the shower and then he washed me. After washing me, he thoroughly bathe himself as well.

The massage begins  with me lying on my stomach, where he massaged my entire body, he was fully naked, but his penis never came close to my anus at all or honestly never came close to my body. After massaging my back, my butt and rest of my body, he asked me to turn over on my back such that this time I am sleeping on my back. He massaged my legs and feet, my eyes were closed during this entire time, and after massaging my legs he moved his hand upwards toward my dick and scrotum and started licking my left nipple, as I got hard he started giving me a handjob. I am uncircumcised, so he pulled the foreskin back and put some essential oil on my penis head and aggressively started stroking my penis head.

In between this he licked my nipples a few time. I touched his legs and his dick and his scrotum a few times. But his penis never came in close proximity of my penis at all throughout the entire massage. This continued for few minutes and after sometime I asked him to stop cause my dick was sensitive due to being un-circumcised  and later I jerked myself off. He did lick my nipples a few times again while I was jerking myself off.
After I came, he wiped my dick with a paper towel and then immediately we walked in the shower where he thoroughly bathed me again and washed my Dick (including the head of my penis). There was NO ANAL or ORAL sex at all.

Sorry for being so detailed, I wanted to ensure I document the entire incident precisely.

Below is the question. Am I at risk for HIV or other STDs like HPV, Herpes, Syphillis etc due to:
1. Him licking my nipple, what if he had cuts in his mouth?.
2. Him aggressively stroking my penis and penis head? What if he had cuts on his hand that might have blood? Or had HPV or Herpes on his hands?
3. Me touching his penis and scrotum a few times?

I inspected  my penis immediately after this incident and I did not notice  any cuts and bruises on my penis (including the head).

Assuming here he was HIV positive, with high viral load and not on ART, plus I am
Not on PREP hence I never engage in anal or oral sex at all. What is my risk to get HIV and other STDs from this incident?

Does him and I being naked change anything or put me more at risk?
What is the right time for me to test?
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Do I Have HIV? / Re: Blood on tourniquet
« Last post by Jim Allen on September 28, 2022, 01:23:03 pm »
Because of the incident?

No there was zero risk from what you posted here about the assistant, tourniquet and blood on fingers etc.

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Iíve been married for 3 years

That's the HIV risk and the reason to test. You are sexually active and pregnant, now, HIV doesn't care about your marital status, and I doubt you keep your partner locked up 24/7, so their past test results if they have any, would mean nothing.

It's also pretty standard and best practice to get tested during pregnancy after ten weeks to check your HIV status because if positive, you can start treatment early and prevent passing it onto the baby.
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Do I Have HIV? / Re: Blood on tourniquet
« Last post by Schrot58 on September 28, 2022, 01:19:00 pm »
Because of the incident?
Iíve been married for 3 years so I wasnít planning on getting tested again. Do I have to?
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Do I Have HIV? / Re: Blood on tourniquet
« Last post by Jim Allen on September 28, 2022, 01:12:23 pm »
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But I do have to assume she had that blood on her fingers because she had to close the obvious contaminated tourniquet and touched my vein again..

Not an HIV risk, zero!

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i got tested at the beginning and I was negative

Good and retest after 10+ weeks. Use condoms if sexually active during the pregnancy.
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Do I Have HIV? / Re: Blood on tourniquet
« Last post by Schrot58 on September 28, 2022, 01:08:55 pm »
Thank you!
But I do have to assume she had that blood on her fingers because she had to close the obvious contaminated tourniquet and touched my vein again..
i got tested at the beginning and I was negative.
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