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Offline ufc44

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Open wound
« on: October 09, 2019, 04:32:40 pm »
Hi
About two weeks ago i had a open wound on my foot by the big toe and as i was walking on the beach i tramaped on unknown persons blood and it came in contact with my wound, i have been thinking that what if the blood was hiv positive and i might have gotten infected , my question is wheater or not i need to get tested over this?

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Re: Open wound
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2019, 04:38:26 pm »
Hiya

No reason to test for HIV, 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 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

Kind regards

Jim

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Offline ufc44

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Re: Open wound
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2019, 05:16:00 pm »
Ok, thank you for reply  :)

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Re: Open wound
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2019, 12:41:47 am »
You're welcome
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