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Offline scottie_magic

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saliva with blood
« on: July 13, 2011, 07:37:44 AM »
I may be Hiv positive and this happenned to me: I got angry, bite in my cheeks so that I had a little cut in the mouth (size as the teeth). ( Little amount of blood came out, when pressing a paper towel against it after.)
The very next moment I shouted with my sister child. I noticed that some spit came out of my mouth while shouting. Some saliva mixed wiht blood surely hit the child. What if it hit the eyes or a fresh wound, an open cut on the childs chair?
Would you say a risk?
Does the child need a Pep? Or to see a doc?
Thanks gfor your honest answers!

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Re: saliva with blood
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2011, 07:41:33 AM »
Does it need testing? And when?

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Re: saliva with blood
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2011, 08:06:30 AM »
What makes you think you maybe HIV positive? How do you think you have been at risk for becoming infected?

As far as the incident related to your sister, there was no risk of transmission in the manner you are concerned about. HIV is a fragile virus and is not transmitted in that manner.
Andy Velez

Offline scottie_magic

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Re: saliva with blood
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2011, 08:36:17 AM »
Thanks a lot for your fast answer! I'm so glad that the child was not at risk. I was so anxious about this.

Well I am pretty sure being hiv positive, because I  (never in a relationship before) once payed a streethooker to get a protected blowjob.
But I'm uncircumsized and the woman just touched this area first, kissed the head of my penis and took the condom in her mouth to make it on the penis. The rest of it was a safe blowjob. But I doubt the beginning wasn't safe at all. At some moment there must have been a contact with blood. Maybe her fingers or on or in her mouth. I don't know. It happened in my cars and it was dark outside. After the blowjob, I cleaned my penis with a papertowel, but there was no visible blood on it, just my sperm. So it must have been a little amount of blood, getting in my body by the way my penis. Why I know that?
Well the woman told me she had a bisexual friend, who prostitutes himself with man.

And 1 week after this, I got all the symptoms of an acute HIV infection: I got little red spots, acne like on my left cheek, then two days later some on my lright cheek, the on the front of my head and on the side of my trunk. They itched a bit. At the same time my mom noticed 1 larger red spot at the side of my trunk, 2 on my back and one on both arms. They were raised a bit and didn't itch at all. The little itching points disappeared after 1 week, the bigger ones after 2 weeks.
At the same time, I had 2 ulcers at one side of my mouth, one red spot on the soft palate and a sore throat (pharyngitis) with white spots at both sides.
All the symptoms I never had before or later that are typical for ARS.
But I had no fever and no rash on my chest.
And now, 1 year later I have a lot of pusfilled places around my mouth and even had already eosiniphilic folliculitis, that now disappeared.

I know that now you will say: Make a test to know. But I can't at the monet, I am too afraid of the result.
And having serious liver problems, I don't think I could tke meds.
I just want to take care of the others and the ones a love.


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Re: saliva with blood
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2011, 09:02:16 AM »
Based on what you have clarified I can tell you that you have absolutely no basis in HIV science for concern about having been infected. HIV is a fragile virus. The only ways in which it has been confirmed to have been passed sexually are through unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse. That's it. If you always use condoms for those activities you will be well protected.

Getting a blowjob is one of the most common of sexual activities. In the entire history of the HIV epidemic there has never been a single confirmed case of transmission in that manner. So getting one including without a condom is not a risk for transmission.

You've put together a number of details -- the possible presence of blood, the glans of your penis, etc., into a scenario which makes no sense whatsoever in terms of real risk for HIV transmission.

You are are worrying needlessly and there is no need for HIV testing.

Stop this drama and get on with your life, always remembering to use condoms for intercourse. 
Andy Velez


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