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Author Topic: Worried menstrual blood + finger cut + sex  (Read 542 times)

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Offline Worriedmuch

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Worried menstrual blood + finger cut + sex
« on: August 12, 2019, 08:24:27 am »
Hi  yesterday I had sex with a girl which I don't know her status. I had a little wound as I had damaged the skin of a finger, because sometimes I bite them and had a little wound with blood (a little bit bleeding), that little wound was done maybe 30 minutes before the sex and as it was so little bit I didn't concern but I did when I realize there was blood in the condom. So long story short:

I did fingering in the girl in the beginning  and in that moment I didn't notice blood coming from her, so I continue with the relation but in the end while having penetration when I finished and I looked the condom it was with some blood, it was menstrual blood from her, apparently the condom was OK no broken so I took it out and washed my hands. The girl told me she wasn't HIV + or another positive in std but I don't know it is only her word..

Then I don't know my risk:

1- Regarding to my cut on my finger, the which had a little blood, if it is in contact with her menstrual blood Am I in risk? Because although the wound is very little it is a open wound?

2- Even though I had sex with condom and apparently it wasn't broken. . But it is possible the menstrual blood touch my penis base so am I in danger because of that?

3- should I take pep? Should I get a blood test and when? 2 months?

4- This question can be a bit silly but how is a broken condom? I mean it is very noticeable? Could my condom have been broken and I would not have noticed?

Thanks a lot

« Last Edit: August 12, 2019, 08:34:10 am by Worriedmuch »

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Re: Worried menstrual blood + finger cut + sex
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2019, 08:40:43 am »
Hiya

I read your post and the details three times, the fingering was not an HIV risk.

As for the intercourse as long as the condom covered the head of your penis the intercourse was not an HIV concern and, when a condom fails during intercourse its shreds leaving no doubt whatsoever, so as long as this obvious issue does not happen there is no reason to stress or worry.

If this was your only sexual encounter then relax and, move on with your life.

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. Consider starting PrEP as an additional layer of HIV protection going forward

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as safe in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for acquiring far easier to transmit 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.

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Kind regards

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Re: Worried menstrual blood + finger cut + sex
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2019, 08:49:57 am »
Thanks for the quick answer.

So regarding to my wound in the finger even if there was menstrual blood from her and it touched my finger, would it not be a problem or risk of HIV? I mean the wound was very small but in the end it was a wound, isn't it? I am worried for that

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Re: Worried menstrual blood + finger cut + sex
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2019, 09:37:31 am »
Hiya

Not an HIV concern, it's not a route for HIV. There has simply never been a documented case of HIV transmission via fingering, despite scrapes, small wounds, cuts, bumps etc and you will not be the worlds first, if you chopped the end of your finger off requiring urgent medical attention and then fingered her with the bleeding stump we would be taking theoretical risk as it's never before happened and even then I would be more concerned for her.

Relax, move on with your life. Keep using condoms for intercourse and test out of standard routine at least yearly for HIV and far easier to acquire STI's
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Re: Worried menstrual blood + finger cut + sex
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2019, 11:22:42 am »
Thank you very much so you would tell it is not necessary or you don't recommend that I get some blood test or HIV test for this case, right? It is unlikely that I could get infected like this and it is more the fear that I have?

Only one more thing if something of her blood would have fallen or touched my nuts (testicle) it is a possible route of transmission? I don't think so, am I right?

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Re: Worried menstrual blood + finger cut + sex
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2019, 11:28:19 am »
Fluids including blood touching your testicles is not an HIV risk. It lacks all the conditions required for transmission of HIV.

It's not unlikely it's relatively simple you have no reason to test over this encounter as this encounter was not an HIV concern.

Jim
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