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Old 04-14-2012, 09:33 PM   #1
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HIV Vaginal fluids on head of penis

Hello all,
I had relations with a sex worker last week and have been worried if I have contracted the HIV virus. I used protection for both oral and vaginal sex. At the end, I noticed whit vaginal fluids on the base of my penis that the condom did not cover. I went to clean it off using a cloth and alcohol gel, but I rubbed it towards the tip of my penis, making the fluids touch the head and possibly the urethra opening. Am i at risk for HIV? I got tested the next day but realized it takes weeks for me to get results. Please respond, Ive been avoiding my girlfriend for the week and dont want to pass it on to her if Im at risk. Thank you.

 
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Old 04-14-2012, 10:17 PM   #2
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Re: HIV Vaginal fluids on head of penis

You would not be at risk of HIV thats for sure. As the liquids were exposed to air the HIV virus dies and for HIV to replicate or be of risk it needs to be inside the host not outside, besides all the gel etc would have killed it anyway. HIV is a very fradgile thing and the small amount your talking about would not be a concern anyway.

You should check for std's but as for HIV your fine mate
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Re: HIV Vaginal fluids on head of penis

Vaginal fluids can only infect you when your penis is inside the vagina. Once exposed to air, HIV loses its ability to infect. You have no risk and therefore no need to test.

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Old 04-14-2012, 10:38 PM   #4
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Re: HIV Vaginal fluids on head of penis

Thanks guys, Ive been really anxious and been reading so many different posts about how fast it dies in the air, that a small amount of fluid touching the urethra can still penetrate it and infect the host, and that only penetration is required. I believe what both of you are saying, im just still nervous on whats true or not about the virus. It was on the towel cloth for sure and mixed with alcohol gel before it touched the head and urethra, so if my other std results are negative, there is a 100% certainty I do not need a retest in 3 months?

 
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Re: HIV Vaginal fluids on head of penis

Are any of you two doctors by any chance or professionals in the field? That would relieve all my anxiety knowing if one of you guys were. Just curious, im new to this site

 
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Re: HIV Vaginal fluids on head of penis

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Thanks guys, Ive been really anxious and been reading so many different posts about how fast it dies in the air, that a small amount of fluid touching the urethra can still penetrate it and infect the host, and that only penetration is required. I believe what both of you are saying, im just still nervous on whats true or not about the virus. It was on the towel cloth for sure and mixed with alcohol gel before it touched the head and urethra, so if my other std results are negative, there is a 100% certainty I do not need a retest in 3 months?
Im 100% certain you do not need to test, put it this way, i wouldnt test if i was in your shoes, certainly the more detail you go, the clearer it is your risk is zero. Fluids on a towl and gel, never a risk in a million years, infact i remeber a post just like this some where else and the information was the same their as it will be here. If their was any chance you was at risk we would say so mate.
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Re: HIV Vaginal fluids on head of penis

Thank you very much for the reassurance Apollo, I will go along with your advice, and pass this anxiety aside. I am trusting your experience and knowledge with this, I just fear of passing it along to anyone else. But thank you again for the information. God bless

 
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Re: HIV Vaginal fluids on head of penis

Hey no problem mate, Have a great day
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