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Author Topic: Extra genital chancre and HIV?  (Read 862 times)

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Offline defreza

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Extra genital chancre and HIV?
« on: July 07, 2014, 11:06:09 AM »
Hi, recently I found a syphilis chancre-like scar in my nipple. I haven't get tested for syphilis yet, but I'm getting very nervous about that.

I am a gay guy, with multiple sex partners.. Got tested negative for HIV on my last HIV test about a year ago. From there I have no unprotected sex. I usually didn't have anal sex, because of HIV risk concern. On the last three months I have sex with some guys with unknown HIV status.. But it didn't involve anal sex, just some frottage, oral, and kissing which isn't risky, right?

But the last one I have protected anal sex (about a month ago). And he ejaculates on my chest as I told him to, because of HIV risk concern. :o

What makes me shocked is when I found the chancre-like in my nipple which I'm not sure from whom or what I got that. The chancre-like isn't sore, but can bleed easily and not itchy until it dries. It's very much like the chancre in primary syphilis infection. From what I've read on the internet, the chancre develop in 10 days to 3 months from infection. So I narrowed it down to my last sex in past three months, which is protected/no anal involved.

I want to ask about the risk of getting HIV from the situation that I have, protected sex but with extra genital chancre (if I get tested positive for Syphilis), could I still be on the risk of getting HIV from this? Because what I've read syphilis and HIV co-infection rate is high. If the partner who infects me with syphilis is HIV+, could I be infected with  HIV too, although I have protected sex or no anal sex?

I'm not active sexually since I found the chancre-like scar, though I still kissing guys whom I attracted to, but not more than that.

Thanks for your consideration.
« Last Edit: July 07, 2014, 11:14:21 AM by defreza »

Offline Joe K

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Re: Extra genital chancre and HIV?
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2014, 11:22:53 AM »
Nothing you report puts you are risk for HIV infection.  The presence of an STD is only a concern when it involves unprotected penetrative sex.  Frottage, oral sex and kissing are not risks for HIV infection.

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 STDs 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: Extra genital chancre and HIV?
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2014, 11:27:37 AM »
well thanks for your quick response.. I'm so thankful for this forum.. :)

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Re: Extra genital chancre and HIV?
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2014, 11:29:14 AM »
You are very welcome.



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