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HIV and STD possible exposure
« on: August 10, 2022, 03:28:01 am »
Hello,

I made a mistake a couple of days ago that I now regret and being overcome with anxiety over.

I had a sexual encounter with an escort.

She performed unprotected oral sex on me for about two minutes, then I performed unprotected oral (cunnilingus) on her for about a minute.

We then proceeded to have protected vaginal intercourse, twice. In each of the two times, I used a new condom. The condom did not have any visible wears or tears. However, during the second time I noticed that it slipped partially leaving the bottom half of my penis shaft uncovered. The glans were totally covered throughout, only the bottom half was exposed, perhaps it was not the right size.

I am not educated on these things and I wonder if I had exposed myself to HIV with this encounter? I now remember that about 10 years ago I had some open sores on the base of my penis that went away in a week, thought it was herpes but didnít test for them as they donít usually do herpes test in STD screenings in my country, and didnít bother for it again as it never came back since then. But now since I am researching online that having previously contracted herpes means a higher risk for HIV, I am getting more worried as I donít know what I had.

After the encounter I did not notice any cuts or sores on any part of my penis.

Does this exposure warrant an HIV or other STD tests to be done? I usually do routine STD screenings once a year but now I am wondering if I should be worried about this encounter and test soon.

Thank you.

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Re: HIV and STD possible exposure
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2022, 03:41:34 am »
Hiya,

Read your post three times, receiving a blowjob and cunnilingus isn't an HIV concern.

Regarding intercourse, understand from your post the condom slid up somewhat; Look, HIV can't transmit through an intact latex or polyurethane condom. Unless a condom obviously fails during intercourse, there is no reason to be stressing or testing for HIV outside of the standard yearly routine.

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I usually do routine STD screenings once a year

Good, move on with your life, continue to use condoms for any intercourse, and as you are sexually active, test out of standard routine yearly for HIV & STIs.

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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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2022, 03:44:02 am »
Oh yeah, nearly forgot to mention, regarding herpes, you could consider talking to your healthcare provider about medication as although you have not had an outbreak, it would reduce the risk of passing it on to your partners, as herpes can be passed on during viral shedding (skin contact) even when you don't have a visible outbreak.
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Re: HIV and STD possible exposure
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2022, 05:37:56 am »
Thank you for your reply. Appreciate the details.

I will consider looking for a herpes antibody test just to confirm and possibly even taking treatments as you suggested even if I have no outbreaks.

Thing is I read a study posted in 2009 that suggests that even healed herpes sores can provide easy access to HIV into the body. Now I havenít been able to find further studies on this subject nor any similar cases of HIV infection through a healed herpes sore location. Do you know if there are any documented case of that happening or is it just theoretical? Is this study accurate? Assuming that what I had was actually herpes and it healed 10 years ago, and since it was at the part not covered by the condom, would it mean that HIV can pass through this location easily? This is just to increase my knowledge for any future sexual encounter.

Regarding testing, I will take a fourth generation test just for the peace of mind, when is the earliest I can take it in which it will be accurate? Some pages suggest 4 weeks, others 6 weeks or 3 months, what is your opinion on that based on your experience?

Thank you very much.

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Re: HIV and STD possible exposure
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2022, 05:57:34 am »
Asked and answered.

You mentioned herpes in your original post, and I gave you an assessment already. You are not providing me with any new details.

Now, if you had been a petri dish, I would have a negligible HIV concern for you and tell you to move on with your life. However, you are not.

The theory of an STI "increasing," the odds of HIV transmission works a bit like this if you have a preexisting STI causing, let's say as an example inflammation or open sores, and you engage in an activity that is already an HIV risk, such as condomless intercourse it might (slightly) increase the likelihood of HIV being transmitted.

However, it does not create an HIV concern where there was none to start with and no panic is needed.

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This is just to increase my knowledge for any future sexual encounter.

Useless knowledge. What is useful is the following:

Use condoms, correctly and constantly, no expectations. Consider talking to your healthcare provider about PrEP as an additional layer of HIV prevention.

Test at least yearly out of routine and treat where possible STIs. Get vaccinated against STIs such as HEP B, and HPV.

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Re: HIV and STD possible exposure
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2022, 03:01:54 pm »
Hello Jim,

I think I need another assessment.

Yesterday I went to a massage parlor , and the lady there performed naked body rubbing on me. Both of us were naked. She rubbed my penis against her vagina while she was on top, and also against her anus, this lasted for about 10 minutes. There was no penetration as far as I could tell (it was dark but I didnít feel any penetration and she assured me that sheíll make sure it doesnít slip inside).
She was wet however as I could feel the fluids when she was rubbing.

What is the hiv risk from this encounter, if any? Would there be a risk from vaginal fluids that enter my urethra during the rubbing?

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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2022, 03:05:26 pm »
Hello Jim,

I think I need another assessment.

Yesterday I went to a massage parlor , and the lady there performed naked body rubbing on me. Both of us were naked. She rubbed my penis against her vagina while she was on top, and also against her anus, this lasted for about 10 minutes. There was no penetration as far as I could tell (it was dark but I didnít feel any penetration and she assured me that sheíll make sure it doesnít slip inside).
She was wet however as I could feel the fluids when she was rubbing.

What is the hiv risk from this encounter, if any? Would there be a risk from vaginal fluids that enter my urethra during the rubbing?

Read your post three times, it's not an HIV risk.
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