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Really anxious!

hey everyone,

around three weeks ago i had a fling with a stranger (don't know his HIV status). we had protected vaginal sex & oral sex (made him wear a condom when i have him a blow job), but twice i allowed him to ejaculate on my stomach & chest. shortly after he cam i noticed a small cut near my breast, not sure if it was completely healed, and also that some of his cum had landed on my freshly shaved pubic region. of course, i googled and came across someone saying HIV can enter hair follicles, which has caused me more distress. i'm pretty sure i'm being my usual paranoid, irrational, & HIV phobic self, but i figured i would ask how likely it is ive contracted HIV in my situation? i'm quite positive i've nothing to worry about, just lookin for reassurance. thanks for your time!
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No, you have no risk. Relax, you're ok. HIV dies outside of the body almost immediately. You're ok and there is no need to test from this encounter:)
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HIV is unable to reproduce outside its living host (unlike many bacteria or fungi, which may do so under suitable conditions), except under laboratory conditions; therefore, it does not spread or maintain infectiousness outside its host.

You never had an exposure.
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thanks you guys! :) i've had a HIV scare once before so perhaps i just haven't fully recovered from that. heh.
480448 tn?1426952138
If you find that you're having a lot of anxiety related to HIV, it may be time to get some professional help.  We see HIV anxiety all day every day here.

I also wanted to clarify a fact...the HIV virus is neither dead nor alive.  The proper terms are "active" or "inactive".  The basic idea behind it is the same of course.  I just like people to have the accurate terms used in the medical community.

You have no worries.
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