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Author Topic: HIV risk - Protected Sex with inactive HSV  (Read 362 times)

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Offline WorriedinCALI

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HIV risk - Protected Sex with inactive HSV
« on: February 11, 2019, 07:38:03 pm »
Hello everyone. A couple of weeks ago I made the poor decision of accepting oral and vaginal sex from a dancer at a local strip club. A condom was used for both acts and was not removed or damaged at any point. The whole thing only lasted a couple of minutes as I decided it was a bad idea, so I stopped.

While I would otherwise consider this a completely non-risk situation, I had not considered my HSV status. I have had herpes for a few years now and am on medication. I have not had any outbreaks in nearly a year, and the skin on my penis and pubic area was visibly intact. I have however, read some studies that indicate no open sore or lesions are necessary to transmit infection as there is a higher concentration of immune cells in/near areas of previous outbreaks. Because of this Iím worried that any skin not covered by the condom may have been at risk for transmission.

Iím very worried, especially since I have experienced headache, nausea, and diarrhea at the 2 week mark. This has passed and only lasted 3 days, but my concerns remain.

Any information would be extremely helpful.

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Re: HIV risk - Protected Sex with inactive HSV
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2019, 07:47:06 pm »
Relax, you had protected sex, so are not at risk for HIV-infection as a result of the activities you have described in your post.

The HIV-is fragile, and does not survive in a viable manner in the ambient environment.

The scenario to which you allude (other STD's/STI's potentially facilitating HIV-transmission) may exist form the those engaged in unprotected sex or the statistically possibility that those who may present with other STD's/STI's engaging in riskier activities.

If you are concerned about your symptoms, seek proper medical evaluation and treatment, if appropriate and applicable.
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Offline WorriedinCALI

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Re: HIV risk - Protected Sex with inactive HSV
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2019, 07:59:14 pm »
Thank you. I appreciate your quick and thorough response.

Offline Ptrk3

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Re: HIV risk - Protected Sex with inactive HSV
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2019, 09:11:58 pm »
You're welcome.
HIV 101 - Basics
HIV 101
You can read more about Transmission and Risks here:
HIV Transmission and Risks
You can read more about Testing here:
HIV Testing
You can read more about Treatment-as-Prevention (TasP) here:
HIV TasP
You can read more about HIV prevention here:
HIV prevention
You can read more about PEP and PrEP here
PEP and PrEP

 


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