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Seriously worried
« on: July 03, 2011, 03:48:04 AM »
Hey everyone, after many sleepless nights and a lot of fears, I am finally here because I want a definite answer to my question(s). I am a gay guy and nearly 3 years ago I did something with another guy, without condoms: we layed on each other, eaculated and our genitals did come in contact with each other in that time, I am not sure if the period was short or longer. I am not circumsized.
There was no sexual intercourse - anal or oral. I do now that the only proven risks are unprotected vaginal and anal sex, but I've been sick since a week and I just wanted to hear "No, you were at no risk, you do not need HIV testing." So please tell me what you think. Thank you!

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Re: Seriously worried
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2011, 03:54:52 AM »
You were not at risk, you said so yourself:

I do now that the only proven risks are unprotected vaginal and anal sex,

You certainly do not need to test over this.

Please read the lessons here on how HIV is and is not transmitted, if you are sexually active then you need to educate yourself and know how to be responsible for your own health.

Remember...Condoms at all times....NO EXCEPTIONS.

Never knock on deaths door..ring the bell and run..he really hates that.

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Re: Seriously worried
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2011, 08:38:27 AM »
The only confirmed activities for the sexual transmission of HIV are unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse. That's it. As long as you consistently use condoms for those activities you will be well protected against HIV.

None of the other activities you are concerned about are risks for HIV.
Andy Velez

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Re: Seriously worried
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2013, 11:32:35 AM »
Hey everyone, I am freaking out! I am a medical school student and today I did a blutgase analysis.

Here is a German video of the process, the important seconds would be from 01:55 till 02:09:


 Unfortunately, my finger (I was wearing protecting medical gloves) did come in contact with the lancet. I did NOT stab myself and my skin did NOT bleed. But I could kind of feel the sharpness of the lancet over my skin. I showed my finger immediately to three doctors and they said the could not see any wounds. There was definately no bleeding.

I've read a lot of information, and I do think there was NO risk. Am I right? (To be honest, the patient was above 70 years old and with NO HIV diagnosed, so I don't really expect him to be positive.) But you know, to be sure, I wanted to ask you for your opinion. Would HIV-PEP be needed?

By the way, I came in contact with the lancet a few seconds (maybe 10) after the I had used it on the patient.
« Last Edit: December 11, 2013, 11:40:57 AM by someone_ »

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Seriously worried
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2013, 12:02:22 PM »
HIV does not and cannot be transmitted by a Lancet.

Offline Jeff G

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Re: Seriously worried
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2013, 12:59:11 PM »
Please only post in this one thread no matter how long its been or the subject matter . If you cant find your thread, go to your profile and select show own post and it will take you here .
HIV 101 - Basics
HIV 101
You can read more about Transmission and Risks here:
HIV Transmission and Risks
You can read more about Testing here:
HIV Testing
You can read more about Treatment-as-Prevention (TasP) here:
You can read more about HIV prevention here:
HIV prevention
You can read more about PEP and PrEP here
PEP and PrEP


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