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Offline rsratheesh

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hiv risk fromblood in dental equipments and utensils
« on: December 04, 2012, 02:26:37 AM »
Hi, Last year I went to India for holiday. While I was there, I went to  a dentist for cleaning my teeth. They cleaned my teeth by using the necessary dental equipment perfectly. But when they were doing it some bleeding also happened in my mouth. Everything went fine till they finished the work. After I leave chair to pay the fees, they put another patient in the chair and I felt like they are using the  same equipments and other utensils for the next person. I am pretty sure about it. So if they have done like this to the next patient , who came after me, they would have done the same to me also. They may not have cleaned the utensils or equipments before they put that in my mouth. So if the person/patient who went there before me had HIV , will I get HIV as I had some bleeding during the procedure. I was thinking that there isnt much risk from dental equipments and utensils, but recently I read an article saying that they also possess  risk .So plz help me. Should I be worried about HIV?

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Re: hiv risk fromblood in dental equipments and utensils
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2012, 02:50:53 AM »

Hiv is a fragile, difficult to transmit virus that is primarily transmitted INSIDE the human body, as in unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse where the virus never leaves the confines of the two bodies.

Once outside the body, small changes in temperature, and pH and moisture levels all quickly damage the virus and render it unable to infect. For this reason, objects in the environment - including but not limited to dental tools - do not pose a risk.

However, if the dental tools were actually not being cleaned between patients, you were at risk for other pathogens such as bacterial infections and hepatitis B and hepatitis C. If you're concerned about these, go see a doctor.

This is not an hiv concern.

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:

You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL sexually transmitted infections together.

To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI. Sex without a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

Anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results.

Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv. Some of the other STIs can be present with no obvious symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to test.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

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Condom slip/frottage
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2012, 12:15:17 PM »
I am a guy who regularly follow safe sex practices. I usually go for frottage only as it is safe and while doing frottage  I wear  condom also  so that the risk is zero.But lately due to my fate something bad happened. I visited one massage parlour and as usual we engaged in frottage and I was wearing condom also. Due to the heat of the moment we started to push our private part against each other hardly and we both enjoyed it very well. We did it for the whole session (The session was for 1 hour). We didnt engage in sex but pushed each others private part against each other. After sometime, while doing this, I  noticed that my condom was about to slip out of my penis. If I were one or two seconds late, it would have gone out of it. It was that much to the edge of my penis. I suddenly got tensed . My tension was, while doing frottage we were pushing our private parts against each other, so it may have entered her vagina little bit. As I was wearing condom, I wasnt worried about anything. But after seeing the  condom about to slip out of my penis, I had a bad feeling. If my penis had entered her vagina little bit and my condom wasnt covering my penis properly, I may have exposed myself to HIV. When I checked(the condom), it was about to slip out of my penis . So I am worried whether it was properly covering my penis head while my penis entered her vagina little bit . We didnt engage in actual sex but because of frottage/pushing, it may have entered little bit. I always practice safe sex, even then these things happened due to my bad luck. Am i exposed to HIV virus?

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Re: hiv risk fromblood in dental equipments and utensils
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2012, 04:01:11 PM »
First of all, as it says in the opening thread of this section, members are supposed to keep all entries in the same thread. I have merged your threads here. This is the only place you should be posting. Thanks for your cooperation.

Now for your latest concern. You are worrying needlessly. Your entire penis doesn't need to be covered. What's important is to have the head of your penis covered because that is the potential entry point for HIV if you are with an infected partner. The rubbing you described is not a risk. Nor is oral sex either even if unprotected.

There is no need for testing nor for further concern on your part.

Get on with your life. Really.
Andy Velez


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