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blue82589
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      #227763 - 06/07/07 12:15 PM

I recently had sex with a man that I didn't know his status. I used a condom when I had anal sex with him, but during foreplay I was rubbing my penis against his ass crack. There was no penetration at that time but I am scared that some of his ass jucies may have gotten into my penis. Does anyone have any idea how risky this is? Please help, I am frantic.

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Jackie__Blue
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Re: Scared new
      #227766 - 06/07/07 03:05 PM

Ass jucies? Gross.

Anyway, there's no reason to be frantic. What happened wasn't a risk. I know. Why?

Simple. HIV can't survive exposure to the elements Notice in the following list of risks that all of them include either someone or something inside you or you inside someone for transmission to occur.

Risk Estimates published by the CDC

(http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5402a1.htm)

Exposure Route Risk per 10,000 exposures to an INFECTED source

Blood Transfusion 9,000
Needle-sharing 67
Receptive Anal 50
Percutaneous Needlestick 30
Receptive Vaginal 10
Insertive Anal 6.5
Insertive Vaginal 5
Receptive Oral 1
Insertive Oral 0.5



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Re: Scared new
      #227768 - 06/07/07 04:17 PM

What is an "exposure" exactly? Does that mean the HIV status of the partner is known or unknown?

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Re: Scared new
      #227769 - 06/07/07 04:32 PM

Well you certainly can't have an exposure if you aren't exposed to the virus now can you?

RE-READ the sentence about what is an exposure per the CDC.

"Exposure Route Risk per 10,000 exposures to an.........INFECTED...............source


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Re: Scared new
      #227789 - 06/08/07 01:49 PM

Well, you can be EXPOSED to the VIRUS, but you could also be EXPOSED to RISKY BEHAVIOR which is what my question was regarding. As you pointed out, I see it in the original post. I just missed it the first time.

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Re: Scared new
      #227793 - 06/08/07 04:44 PM


"....but you could also be EXPOSED to RISKY BEHAVIOR"

OK you're gonna have to explain this one.

Indulging in risky behavior could increase your chances of encountering the virus and THUS HAVING an exposure. But it, in itself, is not an exposure to anything.

Just how do you figure people get anything just by being exposed to someone's behavior?

It's risky to drive a car, but you don't get injured (HIV) driving a car. You could get injured (HIV) in an accident (exposure). But until and unless there is an accident there is NO exposure to injury.

In HIV prevention education we try to teach people to reduce their risky behavior. This is done in order to reduce the chances of a person HAVING an exposure to HIV (or other STDs) and thus having to worry about the odds of TRANSMISSION after having an EXPOSURE to HIV.

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