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Am I at risk of infection?
« on: January 31, 2021, 03:27:30 am »
Hi all and thanks for this great place.

I'd like to ask about my risks for HIV infection basis the following. The past few years before covid I've been with many girls (probably around 30), both one night stands and mostly escorts (2-3 rounds per night with each girl). Acts were the same always, start with some kissing, then receiving oral without a condom (I also gave oral twice only), then vaginal sex with Durex Extra Safe condoms from start to finish. Occasionally had unprotected oral from start to finish, vaginal sex was always protected however. The girls all looked well at the times and condoms always looked intact afterwards. Once noticed a slight pinkish red color on the condom but seemed to me more like lipstick than blood (she gave me some oral after I put the condom on as the erection faded slightly), can't be 100% sure it was lipstick though.

Last sexual encounter was March 2020.

As far as I remember all of them required protection for vaginal sex.

Last STD test was Apr. 2018 all fine. Never had any symptoms of any STD's since aside from a small wart near the base in Aug 2019, which was removed with liquid nitrogen at the dermatologist. Occasional mild sore throat or cold once or twice a year, which is usual for me.

Basis the above, was I at risk of HIV infection? Reason I'm worried is because I recently arrived for a job at a country where it's obligatory to test in and be negative (if positive you'd be caught and deported), and I'm scheduled for the test next week.

Your input is greatly appreciated.

Many thanks
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« Last Edit: January 31, 2021, 03:52:51 am by Oa93 »

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Re: Am I at risk of infection?
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2021, 03:54:57 am »
Hiya.

Kissing, receiving a blowjob, cunnilingus isn't an HIV risk to you.

As for the intercourse, HIV can't transmit through an intact latex or polyurethane condom. If a condom fails during the act of intercourse it's obvious to the insertive partner. There is no reason to be stressing or testing outside of standard yearly routine as long as this obvious issue did not happen.

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Last STD test was Apr. 2018

Ideally, you should be screening for STI's more routinely and at least yearly.
Acts that are safe from acquiring HIV can still come with risks for other easier to acquire STI's

Here's what you need to know 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.

Kind regards

Jim

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Re: Am I at risk of infection?
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2021, 03:57:10 am »
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The girls all looked well at the times

Ugh.

So what is that supposed to even mean even? As you mention it in the post about your HIV concerns you must feel this it is somehow relevant that they looked well, therefore not living with HIV? So people living with HIV look poorly?

We don't and those diagnosed early have good odds of outliving their HIV negative peers.
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Re: Am I at risk of infection?
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2021, 04:38:10 am »
Many thanks for your feedback below.

I sincerely apologize if my quoted statement below sounded inappropriate, i should have elaborated otherwise but what I only meant is that there were no visible physical signs of other infections such as sores etc. which I read could increase chances of infection.

Basis your input on what I had mentioned, do you suggest I fly back to my home country (UK) to test first or am I overstressing and should just go to my appointment next week?

Thanks a lot in advance and apologies once again.

Best Regards
« Last Edit: January 31, 2021, 04:40:37 am by Oa93 »

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Re: Am I at risk of infection?
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2021, 05:16:46 am »
If they had sores it would not create an HIV risk to you.

If you had a preexisting STI causing as example inflammation, warts or open sores etc within your anus or top of your penis than it might when you take an already known established HIV risk, like condomless intercourse increase the likelihood of HIV being transmitted during that know risk event, inside the confines of the human body.

However, it does not create an HIV risk where none existed in the first place.

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Basis your input on what I had mentioned, do you suggest I fly back to my home country (UK) to test first or am I overstressing and should just go to my appointment next week?

What you posted was no obvious HIV concern. As for testing, you should be screening for HIv & STI's at least yearly regardless of location.

flying back to the UK, might not be a great idea regardless of your reasons considering COVID.


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Re: Am I at risk of infection?
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2021, 11:08:25 am »
Thank you so much for your input Jim!

Apologies for the multiple questions but just wanted to clarify one thing further please. After removing the condoms I would go and wash my genitals with soap and water. Just read some articles now about studies which indicate that washing immediately after can actually increase the risks of HIV infection in uncircumcised men.

I was circumcized at infancy, but not sure if me washing after removing the condoms increase my chances in any way?

Thanks a lot once more.

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Re: Am I at risk of infection?
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2021, 12:23:49 pm »
Hiya.

Nobody has ever acquired HIV as a result of removing the condom after sexual contact was finished or because they washed or did not wash afterwards.

HIV is fragile, sexually only acquired whilst inside the confines of the human body so like during condomless intercourse. This situation about washing your genitals literally lacks all the biological and environmental conditions for HIV to transmit. You can't acquire HIV from washing.

Jim
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Re: Am I at risk of infection?
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2021, 11:13:23 am »
You are one step away from being banned from the forum.

You are only permitted to have one forum account and if you keep trying to create more accounts it's going to result in a ban.
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