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bleeding hand and HIV positive semen.

Hello Everyone,

I really need some professional help and your help is much appreciated.
My hands are really really dry with a lot of red scratches cuts from the cold weather(I also have a dermatological skin condition where my skin is so dry that it opens and bleeds in different places of my body). They bleed and stop bleeding a lot during the day, depending if I touch them or rub them.
Im a gay male not out yet and a bit scared of getting sexual with men. I went to a bath house today (gay sauna), I usually don’t touch anyone because of my hands condition, I just like to walk around and watch people. I watched a guy masterbate, as soon as he ejaculated, he ejaculated on his hand and I have no idea why he touched my hand directly. I freaked out because I might be bleeding, I put the towel directly on my hand to see if there was blood, and yes a patch of dry skin was bleeding, basically my towel had a lot of small dots of blood on it. I washed my hand directly and that patch of dry skin kept on bleeding for 20 minutes.

The issue is once he ejaculated he had semen on his hand, and touched my BLEEDING hand skin directly, so his semen touched my blood.

I spoke to the man and found out that he is HIV positive, I made sure of this information through someone else there and indeed he is HIV positive. He was helpful and told me to go to the hosipital directly.
My friend is a nurse at a hospital and she says I need to go to the emergency room and get my situation checked and she told me to insist on take treatment (PEP – post exposure that’s what she called it). She told me because the towel did not have just one drop of blood it had a lot more, which means that my skin was open and actively bleeding.

I am REALLY WORRIED scared I feel numb.. please tell me whats my risk from this situation. What shall I do at the moment ? am I infected ?
Thanks a lot for all your work and help here.

PROBABILITY OF HIV VIRUS

HI, I M 24 YRS OLD MAN. 2 DAYS BACK I HAD SEX FOR FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE WITH A MASSAGE PARLOR SEX WORKER(20 YRS OLD). I DID USE CONDOM DURING INTERCOURSE. ALSO, I KISSED THAT GIRL(ON LIPS) AND SHE GAVE ME BLOWJOB. I WAS WEARING CONDOM WHILE SHE WAS GIVING ME BLOWJOB. IT WAS MY FIRST TIME, I WAS A BIT SCARED AND I DID NOT CUM INSIDE HER.

YESTERDAY, I WENT THERE AGAIN AND HAD SEX WITH AN ASIAN GIRL(27 YRS OLD). THIS TIME AGAIN I WORE CONDOM DURING INTERCOURSE BUT THIS TIME INTERCOURSE WENT FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES IN COMPARISON TO 15 MINUTES DURING FIRST TIME. THE ASIAN GIRL DID NOT GIVE ME BLOWJOB AND DID NOT ALLOW ME TO KISS ON HER LIPS. LIKE FIRST TIME, THIS TIME TOO I DID NOT CUM INSIDE HER.

BUT I M REALLY SCARED OF GETTING HIV+, WHICH CAN SCREW MY WHOLE LIFE. SO FAR I M FEELING TOTALLY NORMAL AND ACTIVE BUT STILL SCARED ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY THAT WHAT IF THOSE 2 SEX WORKERS WERE HIV+.

MY QUESTION IS THAT IN SPITE OF USING CONDOM THROUGHOUT THE SEXUAL INTERCOURSE AND BLOWJOB AND ANAL SEX CAN I STILL GET HIV+ IF THOSE GIRLS WERE HIV+.

PLEASE REPLY TO THIS QUESTION AT EARLIEST...I M REALLY DEPRESSED AND AFRAID.
THANKS IN ADVANCE.

Late seroconversion

Hi
I had a sex with a possible HIV positive woman, I used a condon but I'm afraid that she had put the same condon I was using in a vaginal sex backwards without my knowledge as I as drunk at the time. This happened in February, 01. I had a 4th generatin test in February 20 that came back negative. I had another 4th generation test March, 8 these were an abbot test and a Roche test. Both came back negative. Can I rest assured that my status was not going to chance because I had almost all symptoms of acute HIV that started 10 days after the exposure and lasted until March, 8. The symptoms were pretty strong (i.e. severe muscle ache, joint pain, nausea, diohrrea for 3 days, chills, fatigue, sore throat but no fever or headache) Thank for your job informing us, wish I had discovered your work early as I problably wouldn't risk my Health so easy.

Test after 80 days

In 3 december 2015 . I had sex without condom with girl and i was worry . In 13 december 2015 i took the girl for test hiv and she had oraquick test and she was negative .

In the same day i had another sex with her without condom . Then i was worry . I went to took test in 19 december its call hiv rna qulatitive and it was negative .

After 35 days from the second relation i had another test its call hiv1&2 antigen antibody . And was negative But i dont know with generation .
And i went again after 58 days after second relation to same test and was negative .
And i went again after80 days from second relation that happened on 13 december to the same test hiv1&2 antigen& antibody and i had result after two hours and the result was negative .

And i went to doctor for blood and he ask me for cd4/cd8 ratio and thr result was 2 and he told me you dont have any problem in your immune system , and the test for immune system did after two month from the second relation that happened on december 13 . Do you think i need mor test or im ok . Thank u

Fourth Generation Elisa test

I had protected sexual encounter with sex worker in Dubai in December of 2005 after 10, 11,20,27,37 days i had fourth generation Elisa tests.Than i had 2 cmia ag/ab test taken on 55th and 63rd day after the exposure.And the last Fourth generation test exactly on 68 days after the exposure.Results for all these tests came back as negative.Do i need to have another test?

Anti hiv1/2 P24 antigen ecl test is accurate at 91 days?

I have unprotected sex with hiv unknown status boy friend at 5 december.i m so worry for my status because my boy friend said he think that he have hiv because he had unprotected sex with call girl at 31 december.after 2 or 3 weeks he got fever and goes to doctor after testing his viral load for stds is so high so doctor suspect him about having hiv.as soon as i heard that i got shock because that kind of my boy friend may go to alots of call girl before we met.i think that if he have infection before 5 december,i got shock.now i get my 91 days anti hiv 1/2 p24 antigen ecl test result came back non reaction.viral load for syphilis was non reaction too.can i believe my result?is it considered conclusive.should i needs more test till 6 months?thanks u so much for your helpline info.your helpline is so helpful for me.so sorry for my poor english...

Sharing snorting equipment

Hi,
Recently I shared snorting equipment (rolled bill) with my friends who i believe are HIV- (i dont have reasons to think differently). From what I remember i didnt see any blood on bill (I belive that if there was substantial amount of blood i would have noticed it). Additionally I think that i hadnt any cuts in my nose. So my question is : In this situation i have to test myself ? There was ANY risk ?

Lets assume that there was blood on rolled bill - ANY risk of hiv transmission ?

Sorry for my english because its not my native language but i hope you will understand everything what I wrote. Thank you very much for you help !

PROPER CONDOM WITHDRAWAL

Hello,

I had sex with a girl using condom, the condom was intact but slipped out like 20%. After sex, I withdrew my penis from her vagina without holding the end of the condom but the condom came out intact. Later, I read that one is supposed to hold the end of the condom during withdrawal to avoid leakage.from the base of the condom.

Can it be possible that her vagina fluid have leaked into the condom during withdrawal and infect me with HIV if she is positive?
Am worried because I asked the girl her status after the sex and she just told me its personal to her, I feel she may be positive.

Does this require a test?

Hiv transmission from bus.

Do anybody knowningly transfer hiv virus using needle when we are sleeping while we travelling in a bus or train.
Do we know if someone use needle while we had drunked.

Chance of a Rapid HIV Negative Test at 3 months turning positive?

Hi,

First off thank you for the work that you do every day in helping folks with questions on such a terrifying disease. I am a young man who has had sex before, but I only recently started thinking about the dangers of sex and the transmission of HIV/STDs. Here is my question. Apart from the other times I've had sex in the past, I had sex with two callgirls, one in October and one in November. The first one was just oral and vaginal sex, but the other was vaginal and anal sex, again, all protected. Both told me they were HIV negative, but since then, I've had no sexual encounters altogether (mostly because I am just scared out of my mind).

I took an INSTI Rapid Test 66 Days (9 Weeks), 82 Days (11 Weeks), and then a final test at 95 Days (13 Weeks), all of which came back negative. I get that there was low risk to start, but so much stuff I read says 6 months is conclusive or 1 year is conclusive. What really worries me is that I'm in that 0.01% that receives a false-negative, only to test positive down the road. In these three months I have had headaches, a sore-throat, and sometimes have felt fatigue, but these have all been for 1 or 2 days at a time, or could be logically explained by something else - like walking out in the cold or not stretched before a workout.

I realize this all may be very trivial as opposed to other questions, but I just can't get this fear out of my head and would like to know what my chances are, realistically, of testing HIV-positive after the three tests that I mentioned above? One other issue of concern for me is that diabetes runs in my family, which I've heard can sometimes cause autoimmune problems - one of the reasons a 3-month HIV test is sometimes not reliable. I have not been diagnosed with diabetes or any autoimmune problems, but if I were to be living with diabetes and not know, could that have affected the three negative HIV tests I have already had?

Any help would be much appreciated. I just really want to see a day where the thought of HIV doesn't cross my mind in the span of 24 hours. Thanks?

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