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HIV Exposure - Family at Risk - Please help!

Hello Experts,

Firstly,
Thank you for your sincere efforts in ending this HIV epidemic and sharing knowledge to help the people.
Well, I’m in dire need of your knowledge and advice to ease my throbbing fear of contacting HIV from the recent exposure.

Here is my story.

I’m 30 years old, straight, circumcised male. I tested for HIV 10 days ago, this was 100 days after a condom break (less than 2 mins) with a CSW. And test was a HIV combo Duo (ECLIA method) from a CAP accredited lab and the result was 0.21 i.e non-reactive, negative. (I believe this is conclusive).

Now, my question is regarding the recent exposure.

I went to a massage parlour, which STRICTLY does not offer sex services. The massage lady does massage and handjob. And only allows pressing and sucking of her boobs.

I was waiting in the parlour as the rooms were occupied by other customers, once a room was free, I entered after maximum of 5 MINUTES after the last customer.

I removed my shoes and walked near the table barefooted and I was literally walking on the semen on the floor left from the handjob of the last customer. And it was very sticky, and on that day, I walked a lot in my office, so my feet was tired and itchy but there were absolutely NO boils, blisters or any sort of bleeding on my feet.
Then the lady asked me to remove my clothes. While removing my underwear, my feet touched the inner cloth (crotch area, where the penis rests) of the underwear and I believe some semen from my feet could have touched the cloth.

Then I hanged the underwear on a wall hook and went to the massage table and lied on my back. I have some pimples on my back (I later checked none of them were broken), I didn’t feel any sticky dampness on the table, and I enquired the massage lady, she said that she is using a ‘single-use’ sheets for every customer.

Fearing contaminated oils, I told her not to use any oil, she massaged me with her bare hands, and I sucked her boobs, kissed her neck, forehead and cheeks (no sign of any skin diseases on her) and she did the handjob and I ejaculated.

After the whole massage session of 30 minutes, I stood up, walked on the same floor of semen to dress up and again when I put on my underwear my feet again came in contact with the inner crotch area of the underwear and I went home wearing the underwear and I removed it in home after 3 hours of journey.

Few days before this massage session, I abraded my urethral opening by wearing a very cheap underwear (scratchy stiches, but no bleeding). (I confirmed this because I took urine test couple of weeks ago and there was no organism found). And I continue to have that irritation due to abrasion PRIOR, during and after this message session.

Considering the above event, I kindly request you to answer the below question.
What are the chances of:

1. Contracting HIV (from the semen on floor) through my tired, itchy feet?
Note: The room temperate was about 21 degree Celsius (70 Fahrenheit).

2. Contracting HIV (from possible semen of last customer) from the massage lady’s hand to my urethra during handjob?

3. Contracting HIV (from possible semen of last customer) from the table through my pimples on my back?

4. Contracting HIV (from the possible semen in the crotch area of my underwear) from my feet? As I wore it for more than 3 hours, my urethra must have been in contact during this time and also had abraded, irritated urethra.

5. Do I need to take HIV based on the above incident? As the tests are expensive where I live.

6. What are chances of contracting other STDs, like Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Hepatitis etc., from the above exposure?

7. Can I safely resume my unprotected sex with my wife?

Please doctor, please answer all my questions.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Thanks again
Kind regards,
Worried Guy

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Dear Team,

Yesterday I had unprotected sex with lady I met in the club, next day I asked her to come with me to do HIV test 4th generation, The her result was negative.

I’m still worried, Do I need to do test after one month?

Thank you for your support and advice.

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i had sex with CSW , used condom , but there was vaginal blood on my hands which had cuts
no symptoms till now
had hiv antibody 1 and 2 test at 100 day
102 day
108 day
118 day
and hiv antibody antigen p24 test at 100 day

all came non reactive

please suggest , are my test conclusive i am in lot of stresssssssss
please reply

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Good afternoon,

I had unprotected sex 3 times on a Saturday and again 3 times on a Sunday with a lady i had just met. I started taking pep within 72 hours of the first exposure. but before PEP we did an antibody test with the lady which tested for HIV 1 and 2 but it was non reactive. the lady also told me that she last had sex four months ago and it was protected sex. she also told me she had done a test a week ago. she did not even resist to go for another HIV test with me which gave a reason to believe her. i have been taking PEP even though she was negative in case of the window period.

At home i have been using condoms with my partner and one day the condom broke. what is the risk of infecting her and me being infected. the condom broke and within seconds i came out. it broke when i was trying to enter her and i had taken pep for 16 days.

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On 29th unclear result
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Hello,

I had a sexual encounter with an HIV+ man (which I found out later). Though I was the top and we had protected sex most of the time. I rubbed my penis on his anus and teased it, and inserted it into his anus for around 10 seconds a couple of times. I also fingered his anus and went in a bit deep with a couple of fingers. I had Dyshidrotic Eczema (very small stress bumps filled with transparent fluids but no open wounds that I can recall) on my fingers at the time.
I was put on PEP on the 60th hour post exposure and have been taking the medications everyday. I'm on day 14 at the moment and have 14 more to go.
On the 11th day post exposure, I started having a sore throat, a fever of 99.8 to 100 F, congested/runny nose, sneezes, coughs and headaches. Today, these subsided minus the fever which still fluctuates between 99.5 and 100 F.
I'm really worried about my HIV status. My question is: are there any sorts of HIV tests that I can take while being on PEP that can tell me about my status? Or do I need to finish all 28-days of PEP to get tested via 4th gen HIV test or RNA test?

Thank you for your help.

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