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Offline ParanoidGuy12

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Worried about exposure
« on: June 29, 2017, 01:33:56 am »
Dear Sir
Because it's my first sexual encounter, I'm very paranoid. I read through hundreds of posts, it mentioned absolutely no risk but I need to hear it myself.

I had body to body massage, I was naked, the girl was topless but wearing thin underwear. Please note that I didn't engage in vaginal/oral/anal. During the massage, my bare penis may briefly came in contact with her underwear, assuming it was wet with vaginal fluid, what r my risk? There were alot of kissing, on neck, lips, and nipple. She ended the massage with handjob, worst case scenario, if I had cut on my penis and cut on her hand, what r the risk?

Consulted local GP, he said there r no risk whatsoever, even if she was completely naked. According to him, to infect me without sex..she will have to forcefully push handful of blood or vaginal fluid into my urethra. He refused to prescribe me PEP and told I don't need testing. Is this true?

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Re: Worried about exposure
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2017, 04:04:53 am »
You had no risk whatsoever.

HIV is sexually transmitted inside the humanbody as in never leaving the confides, like during unprotected sex, HIV is fragile and does not remain infectious once exposed to the environment. On top of that the fluids you may have come into contact with from your description do not contain HIV to begin with.

You doctor is correct you had no risk whatsoever.

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions.

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.

More information on HIV Basics, PEP, TaSP and Transmission can be found through the links in my signature to our POZ pages, this includes information on HIV Testing

Kind regards

Jim

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Offline ParanoidGuy12

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Re: Worried about exposure
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2017, 06:34:36 am »
Dear Sir,

What do u mean by the fluid I might have contact with may not have hiv?

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Re: Worried about exposure
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2017, 08:18:56 am »
Exactly what he said, she may not have had the virus.
Listen, you have been told by your doctor, by Jim and now me, this was a no risk encounter and please do not post about this again.

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Offline ParanoidGuy12

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Re: Worried about exposure
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2017, 06:08:32 am »
Dear experts,

I had possible exposure 60days ago. Due to some hiv like symptoms, decided to take HIV Ag Ab Combo test, came in as "Negative". Can this be conclusive?

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Re: Worried about exposure
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2017, 06:40:33 am »
You had no exposure to test for.

If you cannot move on with your life consider professional help to move you past this irrational fear.

Please do not post over this again.

Jim
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Offline ParanoidGuy12

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Re: Worried about exposure
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2021, 10:11:16 am »
Had vaginal sex with a women with unknown status.
I have used a condom. After ejaculation, condom still intact,but just covering glan penis, And i didnt check for holes or leaks. 

Let me know the possibilities of me getting infected with hiv if vaginal fluid slip thru the condom and getting on my glan penis or possibility of  microscopic holes on the condom that I didn’t know about.

Rapid HIV and syphilis test on Day65 post exposure is negative.

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Re: Worried about exposure
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2021, 10:32:35 am »
I read your post three times.

HIV can't transmit through an intact latex or polyurethane condom. If a condom fails during the act of intercourse it's obvious. So as long as this obvious issue did not happen during intercourse, there is no reason to be stressing or testing for HIV outside of standard yearly routine.

So if this was your only sexual contact then 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, every time, no exceptions. Consider talking to your healthcare provider about taking PrEP as an additional layer of HIV protection

Keep in mind that some sexual practices described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's, so please do get tested regularly and at least yearly for 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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Offline ParanoidGuy12

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Re: Worried about exposure
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2021, 09:26:58 pm »
Hi Jim thank you for the reply

Yes Jim, only sexual contact. Although the condom slipped but it was still covering my glan penis and holding my semen. Just some anxiety and what ifs.

So it’s safe for me to move on right?

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Re: Worried about exposure
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2021, 05:33:24 am »
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if this was your only sexual contact then relax and move on with your life.

Continue to use condoms for any intercourse, no exceptions and test out of standard routine at least yearly for HIV & STI's.
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