Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
November 23, 2017, 03:07:20 AM

Login with username, password and session length

  • Total Posts: 722676
  • Total Topics: 58734
  • Online Today: 318
  • Online Ever: 1421
  • (August 13, 2016, 05:18:44 AM)
Users Online
Users: 1
Guests: 261
Total: 262


Welcome to the POZ Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Welcome to Am I Infected

Welcome to the "Am I Infected?" POZ forum.

New members -- those who have posted three or fewer messages -- are permitted to post questions and responses, free of charge (make them count!). Ongoing participation in the "Am I Infected?" forum -- posting more than three questions or responses -- requires a paid subscription.

A seven-day subscription is $9.99, a 30-day subscription is $14.99 and a 90-day subscription is $24.99.

Anyone who needs to post more than three messages in the "Am I Infected?" forum -- including past, present and future POZ Forums members -- will need to subscribe, with secure payments made via PayPal.

There will be no charge to continue reading threads in the "Am I Infected?" forum, nor will there be a charge for participating in any of the Main Forums; Meds, Mind, Body & Benefits; and Off Topic Forums. Similarly, all POZ pages, including our "HIV Transmission and Risks" and "Am I Infected? (A Guide to Testing for HIV)" basics, will remain accessible to all.

NOTE: HIV testing questions will still need to be posted in the "Am I Infected?" forum; attempts to post HIV symptoms or testing questions in any other forums will be considered violations of our rules of membership and subject to time-outs and permanent bans.

To learn how to upgrade your Forums account to participate beyond three posts in the "Am I Infected?" Forum, please click here.

Thank you for your understanding and future support of the best online support service for people living with, affected by and at risk for HIV.

Author Topic: exposure to wound on penis during protected sex  (Read 2113 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Taigh

  • Standard
  • New Member
  • Posts: 1
exposure to wound on penis during protected sex
« on: July 11, 2013, 09:29:16 PM »
I am very afraid that I might be infected with HIV.

Five weeks ago, I had a small wart (about 1mm in diameter) removed from near the base of my penis. The cauterization left a wound (about 2mm in diameter) that scabbed over.

Two weeks later in the Southeast Asian country where I live, I had protected vaginal and anal sex with a prostitute whose HIV status I did not know. The condom started out covering the scab, but at a certain point I pulled out and noticed that it was covering only about half the shaft, at which point I pulled it back down again to cover the exposed part of the shaft, including the wound.

After we finished, I examined the wound. To my shock and horror, the scab had been knocked off, and I could see my blood around the rim of the wound. This blood was where the scab had joined the skin. The rest of the wound wasn't bloody; it looked largely healed. The blood wasn't running, but when I daubed it with a white towel, a bit of the blood stayed on the towel.

I am sure that her vaginal fluid came into contact with the wound and am greatly worried that HIV could have entered my body through the wound, if indeed the woman was infected with it.

I am very depressed and anxious. The dermatologist who had removed the wart says I should get tested at six weeks. That would be about three weeks from now. I worry that my fear and anxiety will consume me before then and that I won't be able to cope if it is confirmed that I have HIV.

As for possible symptoms of ARS, I have dry mouth, and the glands in my neck and under my jaw hurt, and I feel a pain in my right groin where a lymph node would be, but I have no discernible fever, no nausea, no vomiting, no rash.

What is my risk of having become infected with HIV? Any help or advice would be most appreciated as I am very afraid.


Terms of Membership for these forums

© 2017 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.