[Question #3813] Irritated foreskin

34 months ago
Hi dr I am back with a question can u get hiv or std if your foreskin is Irritated or a red line in the skin of the penis from hands job with   Infect body fluid thanks for the great work 
34 months ago
Dr does been un circumcise change the risk 
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
34 months ago
Welcome back and thanks for your continued confidence in our services. However, Dr. Hook's replies make it crystal clear you were not at risk for HIV. There are no other circumstances about that event that could possibly change our opinions and advice about it. I cannot think of any condition of the penis or foreskin that would show up as a "red line" -- but in any case, there are no skin conditions that would risk catching HIV from hand-genital contact.

Being uncircumcised raises the risk of catching HIV by penetrating sex (vaginal, anal) but would have no effect from the sort of exposure you have described.

HHH, MD
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34 months ago
Dr this will be my last ? For sure  how long after exposer to the  environment  does hiv body fluid come Unaffected or die and for last if I would that  hiv test at 4 to 6 week with 4 generations test  that is the Percentage that i am clear from it and again thank u dr for this great info 
34 months ago
For the foreskin it like extra skin that Is the foreskin can hiv go throw there sorry last one
34 months ago
Worst scenario if there has a open wound in the foreskin would I still be in risk of hiv from the semen or hand again sorry last thing promise 
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
34 months ago
There is no scenario to worry about. If there has never been a case of HIV transmission by hand-genital contact, do you really fear you could be the first one? No way. You're over-interpreting stuff you find online. As an additional example, it doesn't matter how long HIV might survive in the environment. It really isn't known very well, even though you'll find common statements that it's only a few minutes, and for sure after the infected blood or body fluids dry out. But since nobody ever gets HIV from exposure to HIV in this fashion, it doesn't matter. However much HIV is there, it is never enough for infection to be transmitted.

That indeed concludes this thread, and it's going to have to be your last one about this recent exposure and the other sorts of questions you have been asking. The forum does not permit repeated questions on the same topic or exposure. This being your second, it will have to be your last; future new questions about this exposure and your fears about HIV/STD risk from it will receive no reply and no refund of the posting fee. This policy is based on compassion, not criticism, and is designed to reduce temptations to keep paying for questions with obvious answers. In addition, continued answers tend to prolong users' anxieties. Finally, such questions have little educational value for other users, one of the forum's main purposes. Thank you for your understanding.

 

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