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help1111
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penis exposed to blood
      #268795 - 11/04/12 09:56 AM

The tip of my penis had significant exposure to bloody dental floss (don't ask). Am I at risk of HIV or any other virus/infection? Is it worth getting tested or approaching a medical professional about this?

Thanks in advance for the professional and helpful responses.

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ashler1977
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Re: penis exposed to blood new
      #268796 - 11/04/12 10:03 AM

Yes, if there was visible blood on your penis, that could pose a risk. When was this exposure?

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help1111
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Re: penis exposed to blood new
      #268798 - 11/04/12 10:07 AM

A little less than a week ago.

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ashler1977
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Re: penis exposed to blood new
      #268799 - 11/04/12 10:11 AM

The window period for HIV is 3 months. You can test at 6 weeks post exposure for a preliminary result.

Please check this for other STIs that can be transmitted through insertive fellatio:

http://www.sfcityclinic.org/stdbasics/stdchart.asp

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help1111
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Re: penis exposed to blood new
      #268801 - 11/04/12 10:16 AM

I don't recall seeing blood, but to be safe rather than sorry I am assuming there was. Should I contact my doctor about this?

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Re: penis exposed to blood new
      #268802 - 11/04/12 10:23 AM

Quote:

I don't recall seeing blood, but to be safe rather than sorry I am assuming there was. Should I contact my doctor about this?




unprotected oral sex means you're at risk for certain STIs (check the chart above). In regards to HIV, oral sex is very low risk unless there's blood in your penis, or unless you swallow semen.

if you're concerned, see your Doctor.

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help1111
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Re: penis exposed to blood new
      #268803 - 11/04/12 10:28 AM

It wasn't oral sex. It just happened to be a used dental floss that had blood on it from flossing. Sorry I wasn't clear.

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Re: penis exposed to blood new
      #268804 - 11/04/12 10:37 AM

I am sorry. Are you teasing me?

So you took an used dental floss with fresh blood and put it in your penis? What for?

I am sorry, but go with your nonsense somewhere else. Don't waste our precious time.

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Re: penis exposed to blood new
      #268805 - 11/04/12 10:42 AM

Sorry if I offended you. It was an honest question. I was masturbating and I didn't realize until afterwards.

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