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anony6461:
Hello everyone and thank you for your time and welcoming me on this forum.

I am someone who is worried about HIV transmission. In my case I decided to visit a commercial sex worker when I was very drunk about 3 days ago. This person is a prepoerative transexual sex worker and she tried to convince me to have anal sex without a condom but I used a condom for the short time it lasted.

The only other sex we had was I gave oral sex, rimming and anal fingering. There was no ejaculation for the oral, but maybe i came into contact with precum in my mouth.

The reason I am worried is that this person wanted to do sex without condom! This is crazy! It was not my condom we used but I think I remember everything being OK, it stayed on and it was very brief anyway.

Do you think I need a test for this. I am going to test for bacterial infections but what about HIV? Im in a relationship with a girl so want to be sure everything will be ok.

Thanks you for supporting me.

Jim Allen:
Hi,

Fingering and rimming was no HIV risk.

As for giving a blowjob, the mouth generally lacks a route for HIV to infect, even if you had gaping holes in your mouth like meth mouth saliva also acts to neutralize HIV by damaging the receptors needed to infect human cells. It's such a minute risk that we don't even recommend specifically testing over it.

Now as for intercourse, HIV can't transmit through an intact latex or polyurethane condom. If a condom fails during the act of intercourse, it's obvious. There is no reason to stress or test outside of the standard yearly routine as long as this obvious issue did not happen.

So relax, move on with your life.


--- Quote ---Im in a relationship with a girl so want to be sure everything will be ok.
--- End quote ---

Use condoms and test at least yearly. If you do engage in condomless sex with your partner, then you are obviously at risk. Often within relationships, condomless sex is based on trust or past test results. However, this does not prevent HIV, and any condomless intercourse is accepting the greater risk of acquiring HIV.

So if you do choose to engage in condomless intercourse, consider testing more frequently for HIV and far easier to acquire STI's. As a sexually active adult, it's would be recommended to test at least out of routine at least yearly for HIV & STI's.

Here's what you need to know to avoid HIV infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions. Consider talking to your health care provider about taking PrEP in the future as an additional layer of HIV protection.

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as 'safe' in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's, so do get fully tested regularly and at least yearly for all STI's including but not limited to HIV.  Test more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs.

Also, note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms, and the only way of knowing is by testing.

Kind regards

Jim

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anony6461:
Thank you so much Jim. I think Iím able to relax and move on now so thanks again for my reply. The only other thing we did was really just rubbing - I masterbated while he was in front of me with his behind to me, and so my scrotum was in between the buttocks and rubbing his anus. I am assuming this is not a risk as the skin of the scrutiny is in tact. All I had was a spot of dried blood from a shaving nick I picked up about 5 days prior. No fresh wound.
Kind regards

Jim Allen:
You're welcome.

So rubbing is not an HIV concern, not even with day to day cuts, nicks,scrapes or small wounds.

Best, Jim

anony6461:
Thanks again Jim. I actually tested partly to remove the stigma with testing - I did this only 11 days after my event, which was negative (at least I know this now to be true for sexual experience in previous months and years). The test I did was the antibody / antigen test called the combi test which looks for p24 antigens as well as antibodies so at the time I hoped after 11 days this p24 antigen might show positive if I were to be infected. I expected a negative result in any case as youíve also put my mind at ease before.

The only thing that confuses me is I have read that some sources indicate that it takes 14 days for p24 antigens to be detected and other sources say it can happen after 11 days. Again other sources say antigens develop after 7 days.

Was just wondering if you knew much about this type of test.

This is my last post and so thanking you for your help.

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