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Author Topic: Itchiness on Penis After going to Gay Sauna. Possible HIV risk ?  (Read 701 times)

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Hi, I am 22 Years Old male. Recently, I visited a gay bathouse and had around 4 people gave me blowjob and handjob. I was scared since blowjob carries a possible risk of HIV and so I took an HIV PEP even though the doctor does not recommend it. Then, I tested negative after finishing PEP. Stupidly, I thought to go on celebration and checkout another sauna, promising to not get blowjob/ give and just watch.

 Of course, stupid me could not resist being touched and some people gave me handjob including lubing up with spit. Then this one person gave me a painful and rough handjob, where he rubs my penis too fast and it hurts. I check my penis in dark room seems to be fine but I cant see pretty well. I was afraid of the HIV risk, so I just continued to masturbate on my own and finished myself off.

Now around 8 hours later, I woke up from my sleep experiencing itchy balls and anus. I dont know if it was from the sauna towel/ the person touching my anus or dirty surfaces. But it itched so bad I couldnt sleep well. My penis was sore from the handjob. Now I am scared the itch might be increasing my chance of HIV. I was thinking what if the person who gave the rough hj had some other guys semen (since this is a gay sauna where he could have touched other people). How big is my risk here? I would have been fine if there were no rough handjob, but both the sore and the itchiness is making me so anxious. There is no way I could get another PEP right after finishing one.

What is the risk of contracting HIV / STI from this encounter?

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Re: Itchiness on Penis After going to Gay Sauna. Possible HIV risk ?
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2023, 09:06:49 am »
Hiya,

Receiving a blowjob lacks the conditions required for acquiring HIV; thus, it makes sense that after 40+ years of this pandemic in terms of BJs, there hasn't been a single documented case of HIV transmission to an insertive partner (the person being "sucked"), and you will not be the worlds first.

The same can be said about the handjob or using a towel; it's not an HIV risk to you.

Get the itch seen to by your healthcare provider, it has nothing to do with HIV from the activities mentioned here.

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

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Re: Itchiness on Penis After going to Gay Sauna. Possible HIV risk ?
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2023, 09:26:04 am »
Is the soreness after rough masturbation considered a possible entry for the virus ?

In my case, I was scared since my penis is now sore, I might have been given handjob with dirty semen on the partners fingers and get HIV from rough abrasion from the handjob. As for  the itch, it happened right after the sauna encounter. I know that this cannot be any STD since it would take at least some time to incubate, but I am scared this might lead to easier route of HIV (I didnt feel the itch when I was in the sauna though)
Do these factors increase my risk ?
« Last Edit: March 07, 2023, 09:34:00 am by Jim Allen »

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Re: Itchiness on Penis After going to Gay Sauna. Possible HIV risk ?
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2023, 09:52:08 am »
I edited your post because that's just old stories, it was the 90s and not evidence of what you think, and I'll spare you the toilet seat and aliens stories.

Anyhow, being touched by dirty hands isn't how you acquire HIV, even if your penis is sore or itchy.

HIV is fragile, and the receptors needed to infect corrode outside the confines of the human body, leaving it unable to infect you; next to that, day-to-day wounds, cuts, scrapes, sore skin etc. isn't a route for HIV, and your concern also has a few other barriers when it comes to HIV, but in short, you had no exposure from the handjob.

As for oral, the only oral that will meet the conditions needed and does happen is a minute HIV concern when giving a blowjob. The reason its only a minute HIV risk is the mouth generally lacks a route for HIV to infect, and saliva also neutralises HIV by damaging the receptors needed to infect human cells. So if you ever give a blowjob, it's such a minute HIV risk that it doesn't warrant testing outside the standard yearly screening.

Getting a blowjob and a handjob isn't an HIV risk to you, and you will not be the world's first, move on with your life.
« Last Edit: March 07, 2023, 10:07:37 am by Jim Allen »
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