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Author Topic: Pls Assess my risk  (Read 553 times)

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Pls Assess my risk
« on: February 23, 2021, 02:35:58 pm »
Hello,

I am a 23 year old bi guy from the UK. This story will not be new to you admits, but I thank you for reading this. A few weeks ago, I hooked up with this guy on grindr. I did not know his status.

There was no type of anal sex whatsoever (I'm a virgin in both anal and vaginal), but I did perform oral on him. I do not recall having any cuts on my lips and/or inside my mouth. He did not cum in my mouth directly (he came from a handjob), but after he wiped himself off, I performed oral on him again. I also do not remember if I accidentally rubbed some semen in my eye using the hand I finished him off with (whether I wiped my hand or not)

Assuming this guy was positive, had cuts on my lip/mouth, and rubbed my eye with the semen, what is my risk?

I had a look before on this forum and it says generally low, but did see an article where someone became positive over an ejaculation-less bj, but they also had (protected) anal sex. Resultantly it has freaked me out a bit, when I don't think it should.

Any advice would be appreciated,

Thank you so much.

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Re: Pls Assess my risk
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2021, 02:47:29 pm »
Hiya,

Regardless if there any semen on your hands, rubbing your face with your hands is not an HIV risk. None whatsoever.

As for giving a blowjob, the mouth generally lacks a route for HIV to infect. Even if you had gaping wounds in your head like meth mouth, saliva also acts to neutralize HIV by damaging the receptors needed to infect human cells.

It's such a minute risk that we don't even recommend specifically testing over it, let alone any stress.
 
Relax and move on with your life. Just get tested at least yearly for STI's and HIV as you are sexually active, stop reading stories online and thinking it somehow relevant as it is not.

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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Re: Pls Assess my risk
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2021, 02:58:41 pm »
Hello,

Thanks for the speedy reply. Just to clarify.... rubbing your eyes with semen covered hands is not classed as a risk??

P.s. I shall try not to read other peoples stories, and will go for an sti screening later in the year.

Kindest Regards

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Re: Pls Assess my risk
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2021, 03:01:45 pm »
You're welcome.

Asked and answered, asking again changed nothing. Hands with fluids on them, eyes,  not an HIV risk.

The BJ was the only thing mentioned that was a theoretical risk. Nothing to stress about.

Jim
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Re: Pls Assess my risk
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2021, 10:05:02 am »
Hi Jim,

Thanks for the reply. Just a few more questions from me and think I'll be good!

1. Does a sore throat affect the risk of HIV transmission (provided one swallows semen)?

2. I heard that HIV itself is a fragile virus, but does the sexual fluids/blood protect the virus from being degraded quicker than  it should, I.e., when semen exposed to air?

3. How risky is mutual masturbation for HIV transmission (if semen touches the tip of the urethra etc)? I know the only known risks are unprotected anal/vaginal sex, and sharing drug needles.

I'll definitely practise safe sex in the future, and when I get tested (hopefully) will have a negative result. Thank you once again for your help.... I would probably be freaking out incessantly if it was not for you.

Kindest Regards,
Jxcoze

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Re: Pls Assess my risk
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2021, 02:06:00 pm »
1) no
1) no
3) Mutual masturbation, no HIV risk.

If what you posted here was your only sexual encounter then the routine yearly HIV test result will be non-reactive (negative).
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Re: Pls Assess my risk
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2021, 02:15:06 pm »
Hi Jim,

Thanks again. Admittedly, this was not my first activity, but my second. My first risk entailed performing oral sex on a dude (unknown status) where I had ulcers in my mouth. There was full ejaculation. I took the BioSure HIV home test after the 3 month window period and it came back negative. Just to confirm that this was a conclusive result, so I don't need to worry about it?

I also recently performed a handjob to a gentleman (unknown status), to which he resultantly ejaculated on my hand. From what I have read here, that is classed as no risk. Do small cuts on your hand/fingers make it a theoretical risk?

Again, I feel like all situations that I mentioned does not seem to warrant PeP/ further testing apart from my annual sexual health check like you said about my mentioned exposure.


Kind Regards,
Jxcoze
« Last Edit: February 25, 2021, 02:21:02 pm by Jxcoze »

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Re: Pls Assess my risk
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2021, 02:26:21 pm »
Hiya,

The BJ did not need testing to start with and the result is conclusive.

The handjob is not an HIV risk. HIV is fragile, limited and sexually only acquired inside the human body as in never being exposed to the environment outside of it's the environment. Also, any day to day wounds, cuts, scrapes, etc is not a route for HIV.

Try to relax, use condoms for any future intercourse, continue screening yearly for STI's & HIV and consider talking to your healthcare provider about PrEP as an additional layer of HIV prevention.
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Re: Pls Assess my risk
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2021, 02:29:58 pm »
Hi Jim,

Thanks again. In future encounters, I shall endeavour to practice safe sex. I am unable to take PrEP as I have an existing chronic kidney condition, so I will have to be more vigilant should I ever engage in anal/vaginal sex in the future.

Kind Regards,

Jxcoze

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Re: Pls Assess my risk
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2021, 01:36:13 pm »
Hi Jim/Other admins that may read this,

I have another question about transmission risks. I know you said that semen from the hands to the eye is essentially not a risk, but what about direct semen splashes into the eye? Would that be a (theoretical) risk if at all?

Apologies for the inane question, I am trying to learn more about this virus in general, and Google seems to give conflicting answers.

Kind Regards

Jxcoze

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Re: Pls Assess my risk
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2021, 01:43:05 pm »
Hiya,

Not an hiv concern is the answer, you are over thinking this.
Stop googling for issues you don't have otherwise sooner or later you will end up asking me about toilet seats and public phone boxes.

Jim
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Re: Pls Assess my risk
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2021, 01:47:12 pm »
Hi Jim,

Thanks for the reply. I'll stop googling stuff from now on! I also feel like there was a bit of a serious but humourous tone there regarding about googling toilet seats.... I guess you have had people give you questions like that 😅😂? Don't worry, even I know that would be a zero risk!

Kind Regards
Jxcoze

 


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