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Offline nader445

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HIV Risk ?
« on: August 04, 2011, 10:06:05 PM »
Hi all
2 weeks ago i had protected sex with HIV postive Women before sex with two hours i shaved my public area and i cut my self just under the peins in the balls the cut bleed for 2 minutes and then stop before i had sex i checked the cut there was no blood while sex the girl was in the top of me and she used to rest for a while during sex touching the wound i am certian that her vaginal fluids came in cantact with the cut what is my risk from this expusre ? now i have two swollen lymph nodes under my left jaw and right they are painless but big no fever till know ?plz i would like to know how llikely my symptoms due to hiv and if i am at real risk ?
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Re: HIV Risk ?
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2011, 12:08:35 AM »
You had protected sex. None of the rest of the details you mention matter in terms of HIV.

HIV requires contact with viral particles and very specific types of cells. When you have a cut, you begin to heal instantly. You do not, CAN NOT scientifically have gotten HIv from the instance you describe.

"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

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Re: HIV Risk ?
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2011, 12:20:56 AM »
thank you for your answer ,  but what concerns me is  that the cut is just under the peins and got in to a direct contact with the vagina and it wasnt covered by a condom ,and my symptoms freaking me out  two lymph nodes very obvious and painless ?

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Re: HIV Risk ?
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2011, 12:46:59 AM »
I understand your concerns.

The thing is, people do not have sex with spurting arterial wounds - and thats what it would take for HIV to even be an issue, assuming you were contacting fluids from the female that transmit HIV - which DO NOT HAPPEN outside or on the edges of the vagina.

HIV exists in the cervical fluid, a thick mucousal layer deep inside the vagina. The fluid you most often encounter during protected sex is NOT infectious.

Moreover, its your urethra, the tip at the end of your penis, that contains the cells to which HIV latches onto.

You wore a condom for sex. Which makes it protected. Condoms provide almost a perfect seal against HIV infection - they do, in fact, provide a better protection against HIV than they do against any other STD.

You absolutely DO NOT get HIV from the activity you describe.

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