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Please help!!!
« on: January 04, 2019, 10:00:02 am »
Hello, i'm a 24 year old guy, something happened last night, i went out with friends, cause i just broke up with my girl, and someone had the idea to go for prostitutes...i've never done that before, i usually don't like the idea but i said ok for this time, i had just an oral sex, and i was protected with condom, the only problem is, this morning when i woke up i can see i have some bite marks or kind of a scratch from teeth, and the problem is have no idea if the condom was intact or no, i know is low chances for HIV but i heard you can get loads of STDs....is it any chance i can get irritated so hard from her teeth that it leaves a mark or break my skin fom my penis but still be protected by the condom, i didn't see any holes when i removed it, but i didn't payed attention as well...cause i taught i'm protected, and i know is to early to go for an STD or HIV check, can at least get an opinion so i can calm my anxiety....i really don't know what to do....thank you so much

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Re: Please help!!!
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2019, 10:15:15 am »
Hi

Nothing you posted was a HIV concern from this encounter.

You can't acquire HIV from getting your penis sucked and no amount of scratches or teeth marks will change that and as for the intercourse well HIV can not transmit through an intact condoms and if they break during intercourse they shred leaving no doubt.

No shredded condom during the act of intercourse = Relax and move on already, no need to stress. 

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cause i just broke up with my girl

Sorry to hear about the breakup and hope you feel better soon.
Now as long as you used condoms during that relationship? If you did than you had no HIV risk from her either.

Anyhow nothing you mentioned about the encounter with the sex-worker was a concern and no testing over that encounter is required whatsoever, but do remember to test as every sexually adult should at least yearly out of standard routine for HIV and far easier to transmit STI's

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions.

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's, so please do get fully tested regularly and at least yearly for all STI's including but not limited to HIV and test more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs

Also note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and the only way of knowing is by testing.

More information on HIV Basics, PEP, TaSP and Transmission can be found through the links in my signature to our POZ pages, this includes information on HIV Testing

Kind regards

Jim

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Re: Please help!!!
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2019, 10:25:01 am »
Thank you so much,i lived with my girl for 3 years so to be honest i've had sex with her without condom as well, but she was doing her tests regularly and all came negative, i've done it as well but is 2 years ago, after we had the first unprotected sex, i'm planning to do it again but i have to wait 14 days to be sure for any STD , i'm not scared from her, and from the other lady i'm not scared of HIV...but just for any other diseases that i can get i am scared , when i saw the scratch and i saw that it broke my skin i got a panic attack...thank you so much again for your time, i know is a huge effort you are doing to answer to all the questions.

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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2019, 10:31:36 am »
Her past test results or whether or not you are scared is totally irreverent when it comes to acquiring HIV. I don't say that to stress you but we have plenty of full time members who acquired HIV from people they trusted in so called committed relationships.

To recap:

The encounter with the sex-worker from what you posted was no HIV risk - None!
The relationship with the ex-girlfriend met all the biological requirements for acquiring HIV and hence was a risk.

Both are a risk for easier to transmit STI's like contact viruses however the greater risk for you would still be the relationship.

My advice, relax stop worrying about an encounter that could not result in acquiring HIV, do start testing out of standard routine and do start using condoms and/or PrEP to protected yourself from HIV regardless of who its with.

Jim

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Re: Please help!!!
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2019, 10:45:23 am »
Thank you so much, i will wait 14 days so i can be sure for any STD as well from this encounter and i will go for testing, i hope everything will be fine, and i hope  i can manage the waiting time, thank you again.

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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2019, 10:59:30 am »
Nearly every adult who is sexually active regardless of symptoms will have an STI at some-stage during their live or is living with a permanent one (HPV/Herpes etc etc)

So no need to stress, just test routinely and treat as needed.

Jim
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