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Author Topic: Worried about possible exposure because of open wound while having sex  (Read 416 times)

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Hello,
I am very worried that I may have contacted HIV. Eight days ago, I had oral (received) and vaginal sex with a sex worker and I used a condom for both acts. However, right before I engaged in sex with her, I popped a pimple which was at the base of my penis. This resulted in an open wound. The condom did not cover this region of my penis and I am worried that I may have contracted HIV when I had vaginal sex with the sex worker. I am worried because the opening of her vagina almost certainly have rubbed against the base of my penis, which would mean that vaginal fluid could have entered the cut and I would become HIV infected. I have become very paranoid about this, and I really do not ever want to visit a sex worker again. I know this was an incredibly dumb decision and I have learned my lesson. Do you think that there is a high chance of me getting exposed to HIV? And when should I get tested? Maybe my life is ruined because of this one dumb mistake? Please help. :(

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Re: Worried about possible exposure because of open wound while having sex
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2021, 02:20:19 pm »
Hiya,

Receiving a blowjob isn't an HIV risk to you and the popped pimple was no route for you to aquire HIV during the intercourse.

Move on with your life, keep using condoms for any intercourse and test as you are sexually active out of routine at least yearly for HIV and easier to aquire STI's.

Here's what you need to know to avoid HIV infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions. Consider talking to your health care provider about taking PrEP going forward as an additional layer of HIV protection.

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's, so please do get fully tested regularly and at least yearly for all STI's including but not limited to HIV and test more frequently if unprotected 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: Worried about possible exposure because of open wound while having sex
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2021, 02:23:59 pm »
Thank you. So to confirm, you would say that since vaginal fluid got exposed to the open wound (bleeding pimple), this would not pose a risk to me acquiring HIV?

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Re: Worried about possible exposure because of open wound while having sex
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2021, 02:33:27 pm »
No, that is not what I said.

There isn't a route for HIV regardless of the fluids, besides that there are several more reasons this isn't a concern but it's irrelevant.
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