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My hand get quite deep cut and was bleeding. This cut was dressed with plaster. After that I had contact with some guy. During our meeting the plaster slid down from the cut. Is there any risk when my bloody skin get contact with his penis after ejaculation or his bleeding scratch on the body? This contact was quite short (when I noticed it I take hand from him), but it leaves some blood stains on his skin. Could you let me know your comments, please?
Hi, and thanks for your question From what you have described, there is no risk to either you or your partner from the above encounter. For blood-borne infections (like HIV or Hepatitis) to be passed from one person to another, it really requires entry of one person’s blood (who has the infection) directly into the body of the other person. We typically don’t get these infections simply by... Read Full Answer
I'm finishing my 7 day since I got a shot from a Doctor and 4 pills I had the next day that were prescribed. Can I have sex today?
Hi, thanks for your question Yes, you can have sex today! BUT if the person that you’re going to have sex with was a partner from before you got treatment, make sure they took the treatment and waited for 7 days before sex as well! If you have sex with an ongoing partner that has not been treated for the infection, you will likely get it back again. Let us know if this does not answer... Read Full Answer
5 months ago I broke out in a rash on the head of my penis and my testicles became red and burned. For a short period of time it burned to urinate. I went and got tested for the standard std's at the 1 and 3 months mark and all clear. I am wondering if there are any std's that are not included in the standard tests that this could have been? I believe I was tested for chlamydia, ghonorea, syphilis, Hep abc, HIV, and Herpes. So, it can't have been any of these as the tests were negative. I...
Hi, and thanks for your question It sounds like you got a very thorough set of testing done. With negative results at 1 and 3 months, you can be reassured that the tests are accurate as the window periods for any infection have passed. The window period is the time between when a person comes in contact with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) and when the STI will show up on a test.... Read Full Answer
I was injected with a dirty needle ( unbeknownst to me at the time) 8 weeks ago.I have developed some lesions on my tongue as well as mild thrush.Yet all my public health lab blood draw tests (13,22,28,35,40,44,56)days have come back non reactive. Is 90 days test conclusive? Why hasn’t hiv antibody been detected in your opinion? I was very healthy before this exposure. Thanks
Hi, and thanks for your question Yes, the window period (the time between when a person comes in contact with a sexually transmitted infection and when the STI will show up on a test) for HIV using the 4th Generation HIV Antibody test is 3 months (90 days). This means that if you have a negative, or non-reactive, test more than 90 days after the exposure you do not have HIV. The reason... Read Full Answer
If someone contracted HSV 1 on their genitals from oral sex,can it spread to another person from sex? I was told it was a low chance.
Hi, and thanks for your question Actually the herpes virus, whether it is HSV-1 or HSV-2, is very easily spread by skin-to-skin contact. So yes, if someone gets a herpes infection on the genitals from oral sex, it is absolutely possible to then pass that infection to another partner during sexual contact. Keep in mind, however, that while herpes is easily spread (which is why it’s so very... Read Full Answer