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« on: February 18, 2021, 08:04:57 am »
I am what you would call a late bloomer (Early 30s).  I currently have no toys at my house.  I have had intercourse, but not in a long time (3 years).  Since I moved to a new city for a job I have yet to make new friends or met a new guy. 

Anyway,  I recently went to my local grocery store and purchased a Kielbasa (smoked / said it was cooked).  I assume that it means you can eat it without cooking it. 

I took it out of the package cut half of it (18 inches total) and decided to use 9 inches in my vagina (Lube) and then in my anus (Lube).  I am worried that maybe I contracted HIV from the Kielbasa.  Is that possible???? 

I then used the other piece with a condom I just purchased.  I used the same technique. 

I spoke to one person and they told me that the only risk was that it could have gotten stuck in my anus or vagina. 

I am just worried that the HIV could have been in the food and then went into my anus / vagina...  I have heard about passed around sex toys and HIV, so now I am super scared.   Besides this incident I have not had a sexaul encounter in two years.

I was told boiling the Kelbasa for 5 minutes did nothing, because HIV couldn't be there.  In addition, boiling it would only kill some fragil bacteria.  Should I be worried?  HIV or something else.  I am freaking out. 

I read that PIGS can have something like HIV...  couldn't that be in the meat?  It was again packaged (in plastic) Kelbasa..  Can that be passed onto us humans.  Can I forget this / realize I am just being silly.

Review -

Could the Kelbasa have HIV? 
Could the Condom box have HIV? 
Can Pigs (Kelbasa) have HIV and pass it onto humans...

Did wearing the condom (once) protect me from when I didn't.  Did one matter more

- - - Did I have an EXPOSURE AT ALL???? I am deal with anxiety at the HIGHEST LEVEL!!!

Did boiling it help my situation? If so did I boil it enough. 

I know this all sounds so weird this is why I am going to order a SEX toy soon.

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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2021, 09:13:56 am »
Hiya.

You can't sexually acquire HIV from objects like this. What you posted lacks all the biological conditions needed to contract HIV.

I have added links about myths as it incudes contact with objects & food. Although not directly about the activities you mentioned, the same limitations to HIV remain.

Top 5 countdown of myths
https://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=68627.0
Myths
https://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=68441.0

Firstly, HIV is limited and fragile. Once exposed outside of the human body's confines, the receptors corrode, leaving it unable to infect. In short, sexually acquired HIV happens exclusively during certain sex acts between two people, like during intercourse.

Also, you can't get HIV from farm animals regardless of how undercooked they might be. As for Pigs, you are thinking about PRRSV. Pigs with this disease get some symptoms that resemble AIDS in Humans.  However, its nothing like HIV.

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 talking to your health care provider about taking PrEP going forward as an additional layer of HIV protection.

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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