Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
March 28, 2023, 01:31:45 am

Login with username, password and session length


Members
Stats
  • Total Posts: 768403
  • Total Topics: 65695
  • Online Today: 119
  • Online Ever: 5484
  • (June 18, 2021, 11:15:29 pm)
Users Online
Users: 2
Guests: 74
Total: 76

Welcome


Welcome to the POZ Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Do I Have HIV?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Welcome to Do I Have HIV?

Welcome to the "Do I Have HIV?" POZ forum.

This special section of the POZ forum is for individuals who have concerns about whether or not they are HIV positive. Individuals are permitted to post up to three questions or responses in this forum.

Ongoing participation in the "Do I Have HIV?" forum (posting more than three questions or responses) requires a paid subscription, with secure payments made via PayPal.

A seven-day subscription is $9.99, a 30-day subscription is $14.99 and a 90-day subscription is $24.99.

Anyone who needs to post more than three messages in the "Do I Have HIV?" forum -- including past, present and future POZ Forums members -- will need to subscribe, with secure payments made via PayPal.

There is no charge to read threads in the "Do I Have HIV?" forum, nor will there be a charge for participating in any of the other POZ forums. In addition, the POZ Basics "HIV Transmission and Risks" and "HIV Testing" basics, will remain accessible to all.

NOTE: HIV testing questions will still need to be posted in the "Do I Have HIV?" forum; attempts to post HIV symptoms or testing questions in any other forums will be considered violations of our rules of membership and subject to time-outs and permanent bans.

To learn how to upgrade your Forums account to participate beyond three posts in the "Do I Have HIV?" Forum, please click here.

Thank you for your understanding and future support of the best online support service for people living with, affected by and at risk for HIV.

Author Topic: Used buttplug - PEP?  (Read 370 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Anxiousguy51

  • Standard
  • Member
  • Posts: 3
Used buttplug - PEP?
« on: March 07, 2023, 09:42:34 am »
Dear Jim,
Yesterday I had an erotic massage yesterday, and the guy inserted a small dildo into my anus. It stayed there for about two minutes, and though there wasn't a lot of friction, I did notice some blood when I went to the bathroom later that day.
I can't be sure if the butt plug had been previously washed or disinfected, but I know that no one else had used before me for at least forty minutes - possibly more.
Would that be enough time for whatever flesh blood there was on the dildo to dry off, killing the virus? Or should I start PEP today?
Thank you! You guys do an amazing job.

Offline Jim Allen

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 20,538
  • Twitter @JimAllenDublin
    • HIV Lessons
Re: Used buttplug - PEP?
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2023, 09:59:05 am »
Hiya,

It's not an HIV concern.

However, if you ever share a toy again, ensure it has been cleaned due to other easier-to-acquire bacterial and viral infections.

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; 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

HIV 101 - Everything you need to know
HIV 101
Read more about Testing here:
HIV Testing
Read about Treatment-as-Prevention (TasP) here:
HIV TasP
You can read about HIV prevention here:
HIV prevention
Read about PEP and PrEP here
PEP and PrEP

Offline Anxiousguy51

  • Standard
  • Member
  • Posts: 3
Re: Used buttplug - PEP?
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2023, 10:19:54 am »
Thank you, Jim. No pep then, correct?
What drives me (and I suspect a lot of other users here) insane is the contradictory guidelines coming form different hiv forums regarding sex toys: Some doctors say it does pose a small hiv risk; others say that only if the time lapse between the two insertions is very small (and there's been one documented case of a lesbian couple who gave each other hiv that way), while others claim that hiv is dead as soon as it comes in contact with air (which is the stance you take on this forum).   

Offline Jim Allen

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 20,538
  • Twitter @JimAllenDublin
    • HIV Lessons
Re: Used buttplug - PEP?
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2023, 10:28:21 am »
You are not a lesbian, right? I mean, it was a guy you were with? Also, there is no documented case; there was indeed a claim years ago that got attention, so I know the details of what you are talking about. Essentially was the same evidence as toilet seats, kissing, and aliens spreading HIV.

Now, don't get me started on the kissing case in the 90s when an "investigator" concluded kissing was a route between a couple having condomless intercourse and sharing IV drug rigs, something the government-funded organization since has denied ;D I laugh, but the damage this did is still felt today.

End of the day, I can't police what others claim or when they hang onto outdated or disproven information; Sadly, I have met enough Doctors that still think HIV is only a "gay" illness or that handshaking is an HIV risk, so if that's your concern, don't google because you will really shit yourself.

What you posted here isn't an HIV risk. What you do with the assessment or not is up to you. Next time ensure it's washed to reduce the risk of other infections.

(Edited for spelling, was answering on my phone earlier)
« Last Edit: March 07, 2023, 10:54:53 am by Jim Allen »
HIV 101 - Everything you need to know
HIV 101
Read more about Testing here:
HIV Testing
Read about Treatment-as-Prevention (TasP) here:
HIV TasP
You can read about HIV prevention here:
HIV prevention
Read about PEP and PrEP here
PEP and PrEP

Offline Jim Allen

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 20,538
  • Twitter @JimAllenDublin
    • HIV Lessons
Re: Used buttplug - PEP?
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2023, 11:19:43 am »
Oh and to be clear, if there ever was indeed a confirmed corner case in the future similar to your concern, as HIV isn't going anywhere soon, I easily think another 40 years at least, then the risk assessment for you would still be ; No HIV risk and to move on with your life.

Hope that helps. Take it easy
« Last Edit: March 07, 2023, 11:22:06 am by Jim Allen »
HIV 101 - Everything you need to know
HIV 101
Read more about Testing here:
HIV Testing
Read about Treatment-as-Prevention (TasP) here:
HIV TasP
You can read about HIV prevention here:
HIV prevention
Read about PEP and PrEP here
PEP and PrEP

Offline Anxiousguy51

  • Standard
  • Member
  • Posts: 3
Re: Used buttplug - PEP?
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2023, 11:30:11 am »
Dear Jim,
Thank you so much for taking the time to reply and put me at ease.
I appreciate it beyond measure.

Offline Jim Allen

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 20,538
  • Twitter @JimAllenDublin
    • HIV Lessons
Re: Used buttplug - PEP?
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2023, 11:43:27 am »
You're welcome.
HIV 101 - Everything you need to know
HIV 101
Read more about Testing here:
HIV Testing
Read about Treatment-as-Prevention (TasP) here:
HIV TasP
You can read about HIV prevention here:
HIV prevention
Read about PEP and PrEP here
PEP and PrEP

 


Terms of Membership for these forums
 

© 2023 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.