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Cut on my finger

Hey,

You guys are absolutely amazing and i love how supportive you guys are. I was hoping you could answer my slightly weird question as stupid as it may sound.

So i went to this party last night and got hammered. I barely remember a thing. I woke up this morning and saw that i had cut on my finger. Let me not blow it out of proportion, it was a very superficial cut but there was blood visible. I have vague recollections of a girl biting me and then also breaking a bottle at some point of time. To be honest i really don't have a clue. I also remember inserting my finger in to a girl's vagina during the course of the night.

My questions are as follows:
1) Is a superficial cut with top layer of skin missing enough to give bodily fluids (i.e. vaginal fluids or blood) access to the blood stream and does it pose a threat of infection?
2) In case the cut was caused by a bite then can that be a risk of infection where blood from the other person's mouth entered my body through this superficial cut?
3) How deep does a cut have to be to be considered an entry point for HIV?

Fingering with blood on the finger

I would really appreciate it if you guys could answer ths question as its been keeping me awake at night for the past 2 days.

I recently had a casual encounter with a guy i met at a bar in the restroom. He began fingering me in the ass and i felt something wet on his finger. When i asked him what it was he checked and it turned out to be blood. I checked his hands and there weren't any cuts on his fingers. It turned out that there was some blood in the restroom and he accidentally touched some of it. The blood looked quite fresh. Is it possible for me to get infected with HIV if the blood on his finger was infected blood????

Risk Diff

Hi there,

Love your website as it is very informational.

I noticed it has changed recently and you have added colour codes for risk.

Obviously when having no risk no need for testing

High risk always test and I also understand that sexually active people should routine test

Reading some of the Q&A I notice negligible risk. Can you explain that in a little more detail and I notice that any negligible risks do not have no need for testing. Is that also true?

Look forward to your answer and again great job Helpline!

SharedRazor 6c

Ok now I am really confused. Earlier the box was purple and negligible. Now it is green and no risk. My thoughts moving forward then is as follows:

The act of sharing razors, cuts and immediately after poses negligible risk meaning it has a theoretical risk but never a documented case and that it is not risky enough for requiring an HIV test. Would my summary be correct?

Below are all the previous answers

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Sharing A Razor6b
Thursday, November 28th
No Risk
Question:
David see below. Did not see this answer earlier from Yoskisho. So your answer to me was it is up to me too be tested and Yoshiko said no need

It obviously is always up to me but I am looking for your professional opinion. So based on this negligible risk from questions "Shared Razor 1-6" and bring I am totally confused as to whether I should or should not be tested in the opinion of you guys. I trust and appreciate it is merely an opinion and final decision is mine but may I get your opinion on whether this negligible risk of sharing razor warrants testing?

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Sharing A Razor 3
Wednesday, November 27th
Negligible
Question:
Ok I read and understood the answer to sharing a razor 1. Last line it says, "In sum, there is no need to get tested for the incident of concern. Does this simply mean, from the sharing the razor incident alone, there is no need for me to get tested if my only concern was the razor?

Thanks

Answer:
Hello again,

Yes, because sharing razor is a negligible risk, there is no need for you to be tested if this is the only activity of your concern.
Here at AIDS Vancouver, we encourage all sexually active people to incorporate STI test as a routine check-up, regardless of practising safer sex or not. It may be every 3-4 months, bi-annually or annually, depending on one's lifestyle. Just to let you know that HIV is one of many sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Answer:
Hello,

Based on the situation you have described, which poses a negligible risk for HIV transmission, there is no need for you to receive testing for HIV.

In health,
Erin

Sharing a Razor6b

David see below. Did not see this answer earlier from Yoskisho. So your answer to me was it is up to me too be tested and Yoshiko said no need

It obviously is always up to me but I am looking for your professional opinion. So based on this negligible risk from questions "Shared Razor 1-6" and bring I am totally confused as to whether I should or should not be tested in the opinion of you guys. I trust and appreciate it is merely an opinion and final decision is mine but may I get your opinion on whether this negligible risk of sharing razor warrants testing?

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Sharing A Razor 3
Wednesday, November 27th
Negligible
Question:
Ok I read and understood the answer to sharing a razor 1. Last line it says, "In sum, there is no need to get tested for the incident of concern. Does this simply mean, from the sharing the razor incident alone, there is no need for me to get tested if my only concern was the razor?

Thanks

Answer:
Hello again,

Yes, because sharing razor is a negligible risk, there is no need for you to be tested if this is the only activity of your concern.
Here at AIDS Vancouver, we encourage all sexually active people to incorporate STI test as a routine check-up, regardless of practising safer sex or not. It may be every 3-4 months, bi-annually or annually, depending on one's lifestyle. Just to let you know that HIV is one of many sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Razor4

This was previous answer. "Yes, because sharing razor is a negligible risk, there is no need for you to be tested."

Saying yes to be tested then no need?

Can u just answer one of two ways? You should get tested for this negligible risk or no need to get tested for this negligible need.

I promise last question on razor topic

Sharing a Razor 3

Ok I read and understood the answer to sharing a razor 1. Last line it says, "In sum, there is no need to get tested for the incident of concern. Does this simply mean, from the sharing the razor incident alone, there is no need for me to get tested if my only concern was the razor?

Thanks

Sharing a Razor

I live with a roommate. Know idea about his HIV status. However, we shared a razor this morning as I ran out of mine. I cut myself with mine, typical. What I am worried about is if he cut himself too because he used it couple of MINUTES before me............if he was HIV positive, and we both cut ourselves within a couple of minutes could HIV be transmitted ?

Thank You

Receiving Oral Sex and Touching

On August 29, 2013 I had a sexual encounter with another man. Most of the time we touched each others penises, but I received oral sex for 3 minutes. Also, he roughly rubbed his hand on one of my buttcheeks and rubbed it close to the entrance of my ass. We masterbaited each others penises for about 15 minutes; I ejaculated twice and him one time. I did get some of his semen on my hand, using toilet paper to wipe it off and then washing my hands shortly thereafter. I now am worried about acquiring and having HIV.

I had a negative HIV 1&2 Combined Antibodies test at nearly two months (56 days after exposure) and also a negative HIV 1/2 Ag/Ab fourth generation test at nearly 9 weeks after the possible exposure. My doctor says that my negative result is conclusive because of the fourth generation test. What does he mean by that? Will I have even a small chance of getting tested three months after my exposure and get a positive result?

Thanks.

Unprotected sex encounter

I had an unprotected sex encounter with a girl with unknown status on 29 july 2013. The girl was on high that time. I had a weed smell from her mouth. She gave me oral sex for few seconds. Then I just put upper part of my penis inside, after that i took out and ejaculated outside. The exposure was only for 10-15 sec. . I got tested after 1 week, the test came out negative. Then i got tested second time on 15 sept 2013. The result again came out negative.
At the end of oct or starting of nov (i dont remember) I got infection at left side of neck behind chin. I didnot take any medicine and it went away after 3-4 days. But i can still felt the mark bcz of that infection. i didnt bother about that.
Now after 3 1/2 months of that exposure I have pain in my left side of neck under same infected area. I waited for 3-4 days to get it away by itself but it didnt go away. So today (22 nov, 2013) I went to Doc and she gave me antibiotics and asked me to take it for 10 days. Was that infection and now pain in neck occur due to HIV infection.?
I am worried about HIV. Is it possible that the result which comes out negative after 6 weeks of exposure will change into positive after 3 months or 6 months..?? When should I go for another test.??
I am really very worried, I am getting married in Feb 2014. Please help me.

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