This forum is for questions and discussions relating to HIV exposure and risks, living with HIV, HIV prevention, HIV testing, HIV transmission, HIV treatment. All questions will be answered by a medical expert from FreedomHealth.
Im hoping you can clear my mind please, you will probably think I'm being stupid but I just cant stop worrying about this.
Last year I went to Thailand for Christmas an new year for a few weeks. I got back last January.
Over my stay I slept with probably about 6 different girls, I wore a condom everytime I had intercorse but there is two things that are bothering me.
The first is that when I was sleeping with a girl, half way through we realised she was on her period an there was abit of blood, as soon as we realised we stopped and washed it all off, like I say though, I was wearing a condom.
The second is I was playing with a girls vagina, basically just her cliterous with my finger, she was very dry so I added a bit of saliva, as soon as I did this I remembered I had a small popped blister on the side at the end of my finger that I was playing with her with that I got from playing golf earlier that day. It popped later on early evening and this was about 3 - 4am, it was'nt bleeding and nor did I put it inside her, but like every other popped blister it was just a little bit sore, but again, I was just rubbing her on the outside and not for very long at all, and did not insert it.
I got tested pretty much as soon as i got home, probably a week or two later and it was negative. The docter said I havent anything to worry about come back in three months. I managed to hold off for six months and got tested again, it was negative again but still I am worrying like mad about it.
I guess you could say I have ocd when it comes to HIV even after the things I'v read about it, like it being quite difficult for a man to catch it off a women etc.
Im just looking for some professional reasurence to clear my mind that im being stupid for worrying or that you cant even catch it for the reasons I am worrying, thanks for your time.
Thank you very much for your post and welcome to our forum.
I can assure you that none of the sexual encounters that you had, as described, would have posed any risk of HIV infection. In addition to that, you had a negative test result after 6 months, which is totally conclusive. Therefore my advice to you is to forget it and to move on. You are HIV negative without any doubt whatsoever.
Thank you very much for your answer and also putting my mind at ease, i know the test is conclusive so i dont know why im still thinking about it, i guess you can never be to carefull hey!
But just so im a little more clued up on it, the encounter with the blister on my finger posed no risk why? Am i right in saying HIV cant be contracted on the outside of the body which is why both encounters posed no risk?
Thanks again for your time an help, you're doing s great job.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.