|PLEASE HELP .. SERIOUS CONCERN FROM LEVEL HEADED GUY
Mar 8, 2006
I understand that you don't like to answer responses, but I ask you to if for no other fact that I have donated to your great cause there. I recently engaged in mutual masterbation and I had some scrapes that were not fully healed from an earlier roller blading incident (goofy fall in central park). Anyway, I got some semen from my partner (hiv pos) on the open (several hours old)scrapes. I am always safe, so it's this little incident that is driving me nutz and is causing my bf to feel real bad about the situation, which i know is completely my fault. is the risk zero..non-existent...real, but low? Just real confused here and making a mess out of a good relationship.
| Response from Dr. Frascino
I "don't like to answer responses . . . ." What?????
If HIV-infected spunk comes into contact with an open wound (non-intact skin), there is a theoretical potential for HIV transmission. Many factors come into play, such as the depth of the scrapes, your boyfriend's viral load, amount of "man-jam" that came into contact with the wound, etc. If you are concerned, get HIV tested at the three-month mark. Based on the information you provided, all I can do is comment on a theoretical risk. As a magnetic couple (mixed status), if you feel you've had a significant exposure, PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) could be considered. This should be started as soon as possible (and no later than 72 hours) after an exposure. Perhaps you can discuss the situation with your boyfriend's HIV specialist. He/she should be able to assess your actual degree of risk and advise if any additional workup or therapy is indicated.
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