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Bruised penis - increased transmission risk?
« on: August 07, 2013, 10:45:44 AM »
I had protected sex with a girl, and then unprotected oral. The sex was relatively rough, and afterwards I noticed a quite large and prominent dark red/blue mark on the shaft of my penis. It looked just like a bruise - I assume it was some kind of burst vessel/trauma from the sex? - it was under the skin, did not hurt at all, and cleared up entirely after a week. There was no blood or cut on the surface of the skin. I do not think it was any kind of STD.
My question is - does the presence of the bruise/burst vessel (or whatever it was) increase the possibility of (or rather, allow for) hiv transmission? Although I was wearing a condom, the mark was at the base of my penis, and so was perhaps (probably not)  covered by the condom during sex, as the condom only went about 2/3rds down. Furthermore, the oral sex was unprotected. I live in South East Asia, where HIV prevalence, compared to the West, is relatively high - the girl was not a CSW, but she was a local, and my guess is she gets around a bit (nothing wrong with that, but worth mentioning)
I have general anxiety over HIV due to a previous bad experience, so any information/opinions are appreciated.

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Re: Bruised penis - increased transmission risk?
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2013, 10:53:27 AM »
Hi login , you did not have a risk for HIV . The vaginal sex was protected and getting a BJ or performing cunnilingus is not a risk . The risk for HIV are as follows ...

Sharing IV drug needles immediately after use.
Unprotected anal and vaginal sex.
Mother to child during or shortly after birth
Very specific healthcare situations.

The bruising on your penis is not of concern in regards to HIV transmission and you need not be concerned about it .

ALTHOUGH YOU DO NOT NEED HIV TESTING AT THIS TIME FOR THIS INCIDENT , 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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Re: Bruised penis - increased transmission risk?
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2013, 10:58:09 AM »
ok, cool - this was more or less my thinking, i was just concerned that, as the mark was not protected by the condom during sex, maybe HIV could have penetrated through it. But likely that is my anxiety talking.

thanks for the response

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Re: Bruised penis - increased transmission risk?
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2013, 11:07:30 AM »
Log, yes that is your anxiety speaking. Getting a bj is one of the most common of sexual activities. We can say with some assurance that no matter what the details of your incident, you are not going to make history by becoming the first guy ever to to be confirmed as having been infected by getting bj. That just isn't going to happen.

Take a breath and get on with your life. There's no need for testing nor for further concern about HIV.
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Re: Bruised penis - increased transmission risk?
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2013, 11:17:06 AM »
ok, and - sorry to bother you with my anxiety once more, promise this will be my last question - it is ok that the bruise, once it occurred, would not have been covered by the condom during penetrative sex? as the condom only went about 2/3rds down, but the mark was at the base of the penis.

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Re: Bruised penis - increased transmission risk?
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2013, 11:28:11 AM »

Hiv cannot be transmitted through skin, and that includes bruised skin, and that includes bruised skin on your penis. The condom covered the head of your penis and that's all that matters.

You did NOT have a risk for hiv infection by any stretch of the imagination.

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