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Offline willy

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anal rubbing - symptoms
« on: March 23, 2007, 03:48:38 PM »
On March 6 I had a rare anonymous encounter with a male. He rubbed his unprotected penis on and around my anus and poked it into the area an inch or two away from the opening itself as we simulated intercourse for a minute or two. He also rimmed me first for a minute without entry there either. There was a significant amount of his saliva on my anus the whole time from this. There was no penetration though. I didn't engage in oral and he only went down on me for a minute or two. He ejaculated under my scrotum (just above the anus). There was no penetration from either of us. When I got back home a half hour later, after going to the toilet, I wiped and noticed a small pink dot on the paper which I guess meant a slight abrasion, but I could have did that at that instant.

Then on March 17 I noticed a small red area (like a scratch) on the very top of my anal area about .5 inch long and the area seemed very dry. On March 19 the whole area around the anus was unbearably itchy with noticeable redness, but there were no blisters, sores, bumps, papules, etc, just bad itchiness and some dry red looking skin. The red skin isn't flaking, chafing or anything. Also, on March 19 I noticed significant swelling of the lymph nodes on either side of my groin and also a dull persistent ache in the area around the nodes. But no blisters or sores etc.

Today is March 23 (5 days with itching and swollen groin nodes) and I still have the same symptoms: redness and persistent, significant itching (worse at night) around the anal area (without bumps, rash, blisters, sores, nodules, papules discharge, wetness). I still have swollen lymph nodes on either side of the groin too. I have and have had no fever or flu-like symptoms, no fatigue, no urinary symptoms, no pain, no diarrhea, "normal" bowel movements etc.

I thought maybe it could be a yeast infection, so on March 22 I applied Clotrimazol creme twice, but woke up on the 23 with the same damn itching, redness.

Did the encounter as I described put me at risk for anything? Could this be STI?

(The encounter was kind of anon: we met earlier in the day, he told me where he worked, gave me his business card, and we went to his home, gave me his phone number, etc., which leads me to believe that if he knew he had an illness, he would have tried to protect his anonymity better. I guess it seems out of character for most people, but maybe I am wrong.)

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: anal rubbing - symptoms
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2007, 04:04:51 PM »
As long as there wasn't any unprotected penetration anally then I don't see any cause for concern about HIV in relation to this incident.

Certainly nothing you are describing in the way of symptoms is even remotely HIV specific. But then symptoms are never the way to know about HIV status. When there's been a real risk, which this incident WASN'T, then getting an HIV test is the only way to reliably know your status.

This time out I don't see any cause for concern nor any need for testing.

As for your symptoms I suggest you discuss them with your doctor. This is not an HIV situation.

Cheers,
Andy Velez

Offline willy

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Re: anal rubbing - symptoms
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2007, 04:24:00 PM »
Thanks Andy,

Even if there was a slight 1/4 -1/2 inch penetration for a few seconds, there would still not be a significant risk?

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: anal rubbing - symptoms
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2007, 04:27:54 PM »
What you described didn't sound like genuine penetration.

However, you were the one who was there. So make sure you're recalling clearly. HIV is never something to guess about.

Please understand, I am not suggesting there was penetration. But if you have any doubts about it then get tested just for your peace of mind.

Your call on this one.
Andy Velez

 


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