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small cut and infection
      #114673 - 11/15/04 10:49 AM

I am curious on the likelyhood of transmission. I had masturbated another guy, and he had precummed, he did not fully ejaculate. It was brief. Anyways I had bit my nails a couple hours before this, and later that night I noticed some minor cuts/redness on the side of my middle and index fingernails where I bit the nails. What do you guys think is the likelyhood of infection this way? I am driving myself crazy

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Re: small cut and infection new
      #114677 - 11/15/04 01:46 PM

I am no expert but i think the likely hood of infection is probably close to zero, was he positive?

If you are really worried (and i know what its like to worry) then go and get a test, even if it is just for peace of mind, but i don't think there is much of a risk...

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Re: small cut and infection new
      #114679 - 11/15/04 01:55 PM

I do not know if he was positive, I would doubt it but you never know. This just happened last week so Im still too early in the window period to get a conclusive test.

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Re: small cut and infection new
      #114684 - 11/15/04 02:28 PM

I have studied this topic a little. Unless the cut was open, I'd say your risk is virtually zero. Even if it was open, when air is present, I'd say your still at very low risk. If you're really worried get a test at 12 weeks for your mental health.

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Re: small cut and infection new
      #114880 - 11/15/04 08:31 PM

Oh man...been there, done that. I know how you feel.

There is no evidence that HIV is transmitted through handjobs, and it seems pretty likely that in the 20-whatever years of people not being infected this way, some of them had cuts and scrapes and hangnails.

I agree with the other poster who said you'd probably have to have a fresh, open, bleeding wound in order for transmission to occur. The skin on your hands is pretty thick, and a good barrier against HIV, even if you might have bitten away a couple layers. If it would make you feel better then get tested at 3 months, but in the meantime you should really try to put this out of your mind, because it seems highly, highly unlikely you would be infected this way.

PrudeGirl

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