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Forum Name: AIDS

Question: Rape victim with bleeding problem


 WillBradbury - Tue May 01, 2007 9:22 pm

I have a problem with uncontrollable ejaculation. The slightest sexual stimulation makes me get aroused, the merest brush or sight of an attractive female. This comes from 10 years of violent sexual repression after a rape. Now I'm in a fulfilling, sexual relationship, but my problem still remains. So, as I've done for the past five years, I wear rubber balloons around my penis when I'm in public. This is unpleasant, but it keeps my pants clean. However, when I go to use a restroom and take off the "cock socks," as I've affectionately named them, I often notice a ring of raw flesh which is sometimes bleeding. I have to cut my CS just so, so they stay on, but don't chafe. My question is: If I'm in a public restroom and bleeding, even if only slightly, is there any chance of coming in contact with HIV-infected blood under the toilet seat or along the rim of the bowl itself, that I might accidentally brush against, thus infecting myself, should I accidentally make contact with my bleeding member?

Should I bother being tested?

I mean, 10s of thousands of folks with bleeding hemorrhoids use public restrooms every day, and 100s of thousands of women, bleeding from menstruation, use restrooms, and you never hear of any of these people getting infected, but it's better to ask and be safe, as a precaution, right?

Thanks and thanks and thanks again!
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Fri May 04, 2007 3:37 pm

User avatar It is very unlikely that you would contract HIV from a bathroom stall. HIV is not a particularly strong virus and does not survive well outside the body and it takes a fair amount of virus to cause infection. These two factors make transmission via a bathroom stall incredibly unlikely.

Best wishes.
 WillBradbury - Fri May 04, 2007 5:54 pm

Much thanks, good doctor!

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