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being bitten
« on: April 30, 2022, 01:03:57 am »
Hello,

so this is one was asked for sure but i could not find it.
I was praticing extremely safe sexual activities (massages/naked cuddling but no sexual intercourse) with a "friend". I am NOT on prep due to GI issues so i always play safe.
My partner bit my ear fairly hard. He did not seem to have blood in his mouth but he did leave teeth marks and what seems like the tiniest red wound ( no blood comes out the spot but looks like broken skin).
I read of several case studies that refer to possible infections from an agressive bite.
I am usually pretty vanilla so this was a bit more intense for me. Should i worry and get tested for this exposure?

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Re: being bitten
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2022, 01:06:13 am »
Hiya,

No HIV exposure from this bite, relax and move on with your life.

Here's what you need to know to avoid HIV infection:
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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Re: being bitten
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2022, 01:10:10 am »
thank you !!
and yes i get tested once every year for an STD panel.

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Re: being bitten
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2022, 01:11:34 am »
You're welcome.
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Re: being bitten
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2022, 02:13:19 am »
ok so i guess im one of the annoying ones.
when it comes to biting, most guidelines say if blood is in the saliva  it becomes a risk.
I did not see blood but i also did not inspect for it.
When people refer to blood stained saliva, do you think it means the person doing the biting is actively and profusely  bleeding ?
My partner (who i barely know) did not leave any blood marks anywhere on my body and did not appear to be bleeding when we were talking.
My question is i guess is two fold :

-when is blood in the saliva considered signficant ( do you actually notice the blood ?)
- when people mention a skin rupture, does that mean a cut or a bleeding skin cut ?

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Re: being bitten
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2022, 02:28:00 am »
Hiya,

You had no HIV risk.

To give you context, a lot of bite studies are from the 80s and early 90s  ::)

But out of all the nonsense, there are only four plausible cases of HIV acquired through biting to my knowledge. We also understand why this is, two were during a seizure resulting in active bleeding and the first aiders acquired deep wounds requiring medical care and the other two were also deep wounds resulting in medical care.

The love bite you got isn't an HIV risk.

Too many barriers, lack of direct route or exposure to viable HIV. I presume from your post blood was not pissing out of their face and you did not require stitches.  Hell even if they had bitten a chunk out of your ear the risk would be considered so negligible that the odds of you being hit by a meteorite would be higher.

If what you posted was the only sexual activties then move on with your life.

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