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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Ple
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   Hi,
User :   I need some help,I cut myself while shaving
Doctor :   Ok please proceed
User :   Near th base of my penis,about 4hours later I had sex with a condom
User :   What is my risk of HIV transmission.
User :   Through the cut.
Doctor :   Was the cut bleeding , during the intercourse ?
User :   No
Doctor :   Was the condom intact after the intercourse ?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   Did the cut come in contact with any body fluids of the partner during the intercourse ?
User :   Not sure,as it is about 1cm from the base
User :   Of penis
Doctor :   Since it had been more than 3 hours , i would consider negligible to nil risk of HIV infection here
User :   I had my hand on the cut during intercourse,
Doctor :   No , that do not influence the risk
Doctor :   as the cut would have sealed by the secondary clot plug
Doctor :   which is impervious
User :   Oh,i see, usually how long does it take for secoundary cloth to form? Worst case senario?
Doctor :   within a hour , and get converted into scab later on
User :   Ok,I forgot , I put some ointment on the cut before intercourse, nersione forte fatty oinment
Doctor :   That does not affect
User :   Would it of helped?
Doctor :   yes,
User :   So I should be ok?
Doctor :   yes,
User :   Is there any medication I must consider?
User :   Arc?
User :   Arv,sorry...
Doctor :   I see no need , except a good care of the cut will do
User :   It is almost healed,it happened Saturday night
Doctor :   thats fine then , need not worry
User :   thank you doctor, I had no sleep the past 2nights
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
User :   Can I ask one more question.
Doctor :   Kindly provide your feedback
Doctor :   yes please
User :   If the cut was fresh,how much fluid,ie blood or vaginal fluid needed to transmit HIV? I try to Educate myself on this matter,as I'm from south Africa and the risk is very high
Doctor :   the amount of the fluid does not matter much here , but the contact time and the infectivity in the person are two important needed information to evaluate the risk
User :   Oh ok,so if she is not highly infected the risk is lower?
Doctor :   yes, right
User :   Thank you doctor
Doctor :   you are welcome
User :   Bye
Doctor :   Kindly provide your feedback
Doctor :   Bye
Doctor :   Take care
User :   Ok
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