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infection risk with open piercings

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I have a question about risk. One of my good friends started to suck on my nipple (30 seconds at most). I realized that they were bleeding two days prior, but not bleeding at that time. I also have pierced nipples. My question is, if he is HIV+, and I had a wound on my nipple, or inside the piercing that was open, and if he had a bleeding wound in his mouth, am I at risk? (I didn't notice any blood). I'm not sure if he's a drug user or not, let's just assume he is positive of HIV. What is my risk? I started to feel ill 4 days after the incident, and on the 5th, I started to run a fever, body aches, scratchy throat, diarrhea, and coughing. I am very nervous, and I have been stressing very badly over this. I am feeling hopeless and terrified, and have become very depressed.

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replied March 30th, 2016
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Yes, There is a possibility of HIV infection, if open wounds are exposed to blood of the infected person.

The exact risk of infection cannot be determined, but the infection rate is significantly higher, as the virus has direct access to the recipients blood stream.

But we cant just based on your assumptions, and there are practical issues involved too. As per the history given, the possibility of infection, just by sucking at your nipple, is extremely low.

The symptoms you had are more likely to be due to common cold infection, and not due to HIV.

If you are too stressed, consult a doctor and seek proper counselling at the earliest.

I hope this helps.

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