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Stripper hand/semen

Very concerned about an episode. I have visited strip clubs from time to time. It was never taken to the next level. Either just watched or got a lap dance where I was fully clothed. This last time however the stripper offer me a hand release. I was surprised she would do that but stupidly accepted. She kept her g string on through out but I'm afraid she fingered herself prior to masturbating me, worst yet, she may have also offered a habdjob to previous client and had semen on her hand, or under fingernails. I ejaculated and was so nervous that without even thinking I grabbed a small white cloth towel on the table next to me and wiped my penis. It wasn't until the next day when I started thinking about what took place that I realized how stupid and careless I had been. It has been 2 months since then. I have been googling and asking forums. Some say no risks, others say some risks. I googling symptoms and I'm getting a lot of them. I'm getting more nervous with each passing day. Please tell me, what is the bottom line? Was I at risk? Is there any chance I'll test positive just from this one exposure? If the towel had semen, can it infect me if it cane in contact with my penis. I'm uncircumcised and I pulled back on my foreskin before I cleaned myself? If she had semen on her hands could I be infected? Thank in advance for your patience in answering my question.

Semen on open cuticle/cuticle cut

I was engaging in mutual masturbation with a guy and a large amount of semen was on my hand. I realised later that I had a very cracked cuticle/cuticle cut that was slightly sore (but I'm quite sure it had been there for at least a day so wasn't bleeding or anything - hopefully healing already). I'm really worried now that I could have exposed myself to HIV. I don't know whether or not the guy has HIV, I just know that he's had quite a number of (heterosexual) encounters and I didn't ask if he's always been safe.

I'm so worried that I want to have a PEP.

Blood contact

Hi all,

i'm very worried about an accident during a soccer match and I don't know what doing now.
Here's the facts.
Last saturday I was playing soccer with my friends when I accidentally hit a guy in the nose.
He started bleeding and I helped him to stop the bleeding by using a paper towel.
Doing that, I soiled my hand with some blood coming from guy's nose.
On my hand I had a crust due to a cut and some microcuts due to cuticles around my nails.
I don't know anything about HIV status of that guy.

Five days after this accident I started to have a mid sore throat.
I'm really scared now.

Do i need to test for HIV after this accident ?
Is this a risk situation for HIV transmission ?

Many thanks for your answers.

Blood in food

Hi I was at a fast food restaurant about a month ago and After eating the burger I saw there was blood drops on the burger box, now i've been worrying all the time, the burger could've been filled with blood. I had a cut in my mouth, if this blood was hiv + could i get infected in this way? Do I need to be worried or not?

regarding the infection of hiv

the man before wearing the condom his partner (girl) touched the inner side of the condom with her tongue will the little bit of saliva which went in the condom affect the person if that girl has HIV?


Hi! i recieved a handjob during an erotic massage. I don't know if the masseuse had blood on her hands, so i took a 4th gen test after 6 weeks and two 3rd gen test after 8 and 10.2 weeks - all negative. the laboratory guy said to me testing is conclusive and i don't need a further test after 12 weeks! Do you think another test is neccesary?? ..sorry for my english - i'm from austria ;)

Transmission route?


Would like to educate myself regarding blood to blood transmission route. I am worried about HIV due to the hygiene of my babysitter (unknown status). One time she cut her finger with knife in the kitchen, and a few hours later she used that finger to change the diaper of my baby and put cream on him without bandaid. Is there any risk of transmitting HIV this way? My baby also has mild eczema and sometimes scratch himself due to mosquito bites causing small wounds. He would also put fingers in her mouth and she may have bleeding gums. I am worried about transmission especially when I am not around. Should I get him tested?

Thanks a lot for your advice.

HIV Transmission with Menstrual Blood or Urine

I live in a South Asian country. I had a session with a sex worker. The room was air conditioned (around 20 C) and slightly dark. I have a tight foreskin (exposure of urethral meatus). She gave me a Handjob without a condom, no sexual intercourse. I kissed her neck and cheeks (no wounds or cuts) for several times. I touched her butt. I sucked her breast (no wounds or cuts) smoothly, but nothing came into my mouth since she does not have children for breast feeding. I noticed menstrual blood on her panties. She was in her menstrual period. While performing the handjob, suddenly she went out from the room and came back after few minutes. I did not know the reason. I believed she went out from the room to pass urine or to change her panties since that was her menstrual period. I have an ulcer (1 month old) in the first toe of the left leg. I do not have any wounds or cuts in genital areas. She finished the handjob after coming to room again. She touched following areas after coming back to the room.
1. area between scrotum and anus
2. thighs
After finishing the handjob, she massaged my entire left leg (including the first toe). I am worried if she had touched her menstrual blood or urine to clean it before or while our session, then assuming blood or urine in her hand she touched my penis and ulcer. I didn't notice blood/urine on my penis/ulcer or any part of my body.
Am I at risk ?
Please explain the situation.

HIV Risk from Turkish Bath and Body Massage

Hi Doc,

This might sound like a repeat question but I got a non-erotic full body massage a month a half ago. Even though I got it at a five star hotel (i.e. a non-sleezy massage parlor) and there was no sexual contact, I fantasized in my mind a little and secreted pre-cum. The masseurs were really pretty. I know it sounds stupid but I just want to be honest here.

Now I am worried that if there was a previous customer who did the same and was HIV positive with maximum viral load or even worse (but unlikely the case) someone had sex with the masseur on the massage table a few minutes before I arrived and sexual fluids were on the massage table (I.e. The massage table was not cleaned before me), what are the chances of getting infected from this horrendous episode. Previously I wasn't worried at all but a month after the episode I had mild flu like symptoms and severe headaches that have been on and off for the last three weeks. Also, the headaches started before the flu. I'm panicking.

Also prior to the massage, another lady bathed me with water and soap (i.e. it was a Turkish Bath) while I lay naked on a ceramic table. Same question and concern here as above regarding pre-cum/HIV virus lying around mixed with water on the ceramic table.

I always have open soars only back due to acne and during the bath the lady ruptured a few acne using her nails.

What is the risk for me? Really panicking here...

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What to do

I really do know what to do. I had a negative lab test on February 27/2012. I had negative insti rapid antibody fingerprick test at a poc clinic in 2012 on June, 13,July 31, Dec 10 and on June 2, 2013. I have written and phoned Aids Vancouver many times about this. I have also talked to my healthcare professional about this many times and seen every specialist and visited both psychologists and psychiatrists.
Bottom line..I am very ill with many so called opportunistic infections yet I continue to test negative. My marriage is crumbling as are all my interests from the past. I have no life yet my dr ignores all the symptoms and relies totally on all the tests I have had.
I am becoming an alcoholic and continue to believe that the tests have failed and that I have aids because of all the signs I have.
I have no idea what to do. I do no think that more testing would change the results but I am 100% convinced that I have HIV. I think everyone in my community thinks the same thing as my wife and I have been totally avoided by everyone for almost a year.
I d not expect and answer that can help.


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