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Hiv Infection by rubbing body to body

hi I am male 42 , recently i had gone for massage and ended up with naked body hugging and touching / she sat on my thighs and did some vagina jerks for few seconds. no touch of vagina with penis at any point.She told me that she was tested negative for HIV in February 19 . She has one year visa in Bahrain/ Middle east. so medical is compulsory.
Now i am worried and anxious about me getting hiv from her touch and hand job.
please help me what should i do.I am really worried. I have no cuts on my body.

HIV and hcv transmission

Please I beg you to answer my question. Can a sharp broken plastic edge in yogurt plastic container I bought from super market and it prick my finger . Can this had been injured another person before who have hiv or hcv then I got pricked my finger after him , can this transmit any viruses..¿

Semen on Bloody Pimple on Penis


I accidentally scratched a pimple on my penis which I think was a skin cyst. It was inflamed. Then it started bleeding.
My brother is HIV + recently diagnosed so he has a high viral load.

I was out of boxers so when my brother left the house. Like 10 seconds after, I went to his room and saw my boxers on the floor
which I assumed he accidentally used. So I just put it on and there was some gooey stuff - maybe semen maybe not.

Scared it have gotten on the bloody pimple. Is this a risk?

Semen on my nipples

I am a woman, I had an encounter with a man, it was something casual, we did not have vaginal or anal sex. It was just French kissing and I masturbated him until he finished. The ejaculation took place in my hands and my breast, there was semen mostly in my nipples. Previous to the ejaculation he played with my nipples a little rought, the were pretty sensible and I am afraid that so much touching can caused some small cut. After the event I have notice dry nipples. You said that HIV need a direct acces to the bloodstream, and acces can be other mucosal membranes. Does nipples skin can be considered mucosal membranes? Was I at risk? Do I need to test? Last test was an January after a year with any sexual activity, it was negative.

Normal non-sexual massage but worried about cuts


I went for an oil (Swedish) massage and although it was normal, nothing sexual, I was naked except for disposable underwear. The massage therapist had long nails though which I could feel but could not see any visible scratches (maybe one tiny) on my back afterwards. She went quite far up my legs but didn't touch me intimately.

I didn't see if she had any cuts or blood on her hands and am worried because i have quite badly torn cuticles and on my thumb had some skin peeled back (red, but not bleeding). She only momentarily touched my hands but I am worried about the whole incident.

Was there any risk here? Please answer urgently in case I need to seek treatment as a precaution.

It was in SE Asia but in a 'nice' spa (not seedy).

How bad do cuts really have to be to constitute a risk? Information is really mixed on the internet. If it was bleeding when I pulled off the skin, but had since stopped?

HIV risk please answer from India


I went to a red light area to have sex with prostitute. A sex worker came out from a very small room with a customer. I decided to have sex with her. Sp went with her in the same room. She put two condoms on my penis. My penis was not fully erected. I started penetration and after few minutes(may be 5 or less) she stopped me having sex as she got to know I was drunk and she said time is up. I asked was few more minutes but she refused. She went out of the room without removing condoms. I started masturbating. After a minute or less she came back and removed condoms and left. Again I started masturbating with the same hand after some time left the place without ejaculation. I did not check for condoms after the incident but I think condom did not break as I would have noticed while masturbating having them ON. Now I'm worried about the incident.
1. Vaginal fluids present on condom came on my hands after masturbating with condom ON. Later after removing condoms immediately I started masturbating with same hands having vaginal fluids. What are my chances of getting infected with HIV if the HIV+ fluids on my hand touched the tip of the penis and went inside my foreskin(I'm uncircumcised man) while masturbating. What if the virus went inside of the foreskin and stayed there, would that cause an infection?
2. I learned from this and some other websites that once the fluids are outside human host the virus in that fluids is unable to infect as it becomes inactive. Is it true and applicable to my scenario? Does the viral load in the fluid plays role in this scenario, what if it is high?
3. Also as I was masturbating with condoms ON won't that mean the vaginal fluids did not come in contact with outside environment because of my hands.
4. Also the room was very small. I don't think there was any air. Considering this fact still point 2 and 3 is applicable to my scenario? Please let me know the risk of getting infected with this one time incident in my life.


Post PEP testing and symptoms questions, please help

Hi, I had anal sex with the same guy for three times (I was top) differently in March 16th,18th and April 16th. The first one was unprotected, and the other two were with condom. At March 19th, around 62 hours since the first exposure I was placed on pep with genvoya.
I finished 30 days pep course, and tested negative one day after pep with 4th generation ag/ab test. But lots of symptoms came to me about one or two weeks after the pep like pain throat, headache, rash, night sweating, diarrhea, myalgia, arthralgia etc.. put me in super stressed situation. Did another 4th generation test at May 12th negative, at May 28th, a local doc recommended me to do 4th generation tests along with hiv DNA (copies/1E6 cells, lower limit 20) and RNA (20 IU/mL) testss because he said results can be conclusive results so I don't have to wait in anxiety any longer, the ag/ab test was negative, the other two both results came back with results not detected.
I thought I could be relieved then. But I didn't, some of the symptoms keeps bothering me even till today, makes my life a mess, can't live and work normally. I went to different docs asking for help and the did give me, but not working. New health issues keep appearing, one after another, I barely got sick before this whole thing. My latest tests were June 21st and July 19th. Both 4th generation tests and both negative.
Also one thing I want to mention is the index value of the last three 4th tests results are increasing from originally 0.18 to the highest 0.48. I asked and people told me it's normal as long as it's lower than 1, don't need to worry, is that right. Will it keep increasing with the time going by? Is my latest test conclusive that I'm not infected or in another words, do all of my tests show that I'm not infected. Do I need to test anymore? Cuz i read online that people taking pep may need as long as 6 months or even a year to get a conclusive result, Is that right? And why am I keeping having these symptoms that seem can't be treated, because all the medicine I'm taking seem not working at all. I'm so confused and stressed. Please help me with my questions.
Thanks for reading and answering in your busy schedule, and sorry for writing so long.

I fingered a stripper then jerked off


Yesterday, I went to a stripclub in THAILAND (renown for its sex industry) where I found myself a nice looking girl to have some fun with. During our encounter, I fingered her then seconds later jerked off with that same hand (eventually cumming) Am I at risk of inheriting HIV? I know HIV isn't compatible with oxygen when exposed to, but i'm really nervous and I'm getting different types of responses. Some say HIV doesn't last long but how long???

Bar of Soap

My question is somewhat related to using a bar of soap. But in my case, I used a bar of soap and I didn't notice that I had broken skin from scratching due to jock itch. It was really small, but there was no bleeding. Is there any risk of contraction from that?

Picking up dirty dishes with a splinter / cut wound

I work as a waiter at a restaurant. I regularly pick up dirty dishes with my hands without the use of gloves or anything in between. I also don't handle the washing of dishes so I basically do not wash my hands until the end of the shift. But I don't take dishes out to the tables so I think I'm fine without washing hands.

Today it just hit me that I got a cut on my finger the other day, as well as a splinter wound on the other hand. Would picking up dirty dishes put me at risk for HIV? Let's just say that some HIV+ person bled into one of the plates that I just happened to make contact with my cut wound / splinter.


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