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Title: Anal tear risk
Post by: Joshua7700 on June 22, 2020, 05:05:14 pm
Thanks everyone for the great advice on this site.
I just want an opinion on if my exposure was a risk.
The other day I met up with a guy and we have eachother oral sex and he fingered me briefly.
After this he ejaculated on my stomach and before I could prevent it he rubbed some of his semen on my anus.
I within a minute rubbed it off and later had a shower.
Later on I realised that I had a small tear/fissure on my anus because there was a tiny bit of blood on toilet paper and it stung.
So I guess my question is because his semen was potentially on this open cut what's my transsimisson risk?
Is it considered broken skin/mucous membrane exposure?
I asked the guy if he was STi free and he said yes.
I went to the local clinic and they said I could go on pep for my peace of mind but now a few days in and the medicine is making me feel quite sick so I'm not sure if the meds side effects are worth me continuing to take it considering the risk.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Anal tear risk
Post by: Jim Allen on June 22, 2020, 05:35:57 pm
Hiya,

So I read your post three times.

Receiving oral sex is no HIV risk whatsoever, as for giving a blowjob, it's such a near negligible HIV concern that we don't even recommend specifically testing over it.

The rubbing semen on your anus was no HIV concern whatsoever and nothing you mentioned changes that.  All in all, if what was your only sexual activities then move on with your life and remember to use condoms for any intercourse and test out of standard routine at least early 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 healthcare provider about PrEP as an additional layer of HIV protection going forward

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 please do get fully tested regularly and at least yearly for all STI's including but not limited to HIV and 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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