I posted a comment about six days ago about being at a club and having a lap dance from a male dancer. My thread was called "Question About HIV Transmission". Although I've been told both in this forum and by a local doctor that my risk of HIV transmission was low, I'm going crazy thinking that, somehow, I might have contracted HIV. What if he kissed me on the head where my zit was and he had bloody/chapped lips? And then I immediately popped the zit and the open wound mixed with his blood? I wonder if it is partly guilt that is making me go nuts? Some sort of response would be appreciated since I really am going crazy, especially knowing that I have to wait at least a month to get any sort of idea whether or not I'm infected. How does a person cope with the apprehension of having to wait for what seems like an eternity?View Thread
I was recently at a club where a male dancer gave me a lap dance. I was very uncomfortable and told him to stop. After he left I rubbed my forehead to scratch an itch and inadvertantly popped a zit. There was probably a little blood that came out of the zit wound. After the dancer had been all over me - who knows what they have been doing - I'm concerned that I may have contracted HIV. I know this is not a high risk situation, but I'm just concerned that somehow some sort of body fluid on him got onto my hand or forehead and somehow found its way into the small wound I created when I touched the zit by accident. I was not aware of any of his own body fluids on me, but I can't be sure.
Also, I know that waiting three months to get tested is considered very good proof that a person does not have HIV. However, for my peace of mind, is a test at one month or even two weeks considered accurate enough to give a good indication of HIV infection? Of course, getting tested at those points in time would not be definitve proof, but would they at least give me a good idea of whether or not I'm infected?
Two days ago, I was at a male strip club. I had chapped lips. My lips did not have any wide open cuts, but because they were chapped, there were a couple small openings with my blood being exposed to the environment.
A dancer put his hands on my face to caress it. His hands also touched my lips and might have come into contact with the openings in my chapped lip. His hands were moist with what might have been sweat. But I keep thinking the moisture could have been from something else, like semen. This particular dancer did not seem very careful. He could have put his hands on his privates and got semen on them that way (although I did not see hime do this). What sort of exposure have I had to the HIV virus? I know my chances of getting it are greater with unprotected sex or needle sharing. But what I went through still seems like a risk. What can you tell me?
Recently, I was at a club where I saw a guy directly touch his genitals. A few minutes later, he touched my shoulder, which I inadvertently rubbed with my cheek. A couple of hours later, I washed my face with my hands. My right hand had several cuts on it from a cat scratch a couple of days before. They were mostly healed, but one of them could have been partially open and exposed. I put alchohol-based hand sanitizer on my hands and cheek before I washed my face. My question is: can I get HIV from this typ of scenario. What if I were to shake hands with somebody with body fluid on there hand and I had a cut on mine?
Normally, I'm extremely careful about sexual situations. However, this past August, I was in a situation where I had semen (actually, I think it was precum) on the inside of my right hand. This was from a guy I didn't know. I had a small cut on my left thumb, which was bandaged. As soon as I could - within a few minutes - I washed my hands with soap and water to wash away any precum. I don't think my cut was bleeding since it was two or three days old but it could have been, I'm just not sure. I'm getting myself tested in a couple of weeks (the three-month date), but am very concerned. How worried should I be? Thank You.View Thread
Thanks for your reply. Of course I'm worried, so naturally my mind has started drifting towards the possiblity that there might have been another cut somewhere on my hands, perhaps the same one that came into contact with the fluid. Hypothetically, what is the likelihood of contracting something from having a cut on the same hand that came into contact with the fluid? I think that the cut would have to be open and have direct contact. This type of scenario is what I have difficulty finding out about. This incident was not sex; it was sexual in nature but could also be classified as casual touching - there just happened to be semen involved. What is the likelihood of risk here?View Thread