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Extreme HIV Anxiety

Dear Expert,

I am a male in my mid 20s from Delhi, India. Here goes my story:

1.) 3 years back in 2009, I was in a relationship with a girl for about one year. We got physically intimate after about 9 months of dating. We did not have sex (no intercourse). Our activity was restricted to intimate kissing and touching.

2.) I happened to have kissed her near her genitalia, somewhere above the clitoris. She was standing, I was kneeling, so whatever could have been exposed. The kiss was a single kiss for a very short duration, say 2-3 secs maximum.

3.) Other activity during the encounter included :

a.) her touching my penis after touching her genitalia.
b.) I sucked and kissed her nipples, and navel. At that time I had known her for almost 10 months and she told me that she was a virgin (though later I developed some doubt). The probability of her lactating at that time is very low as I had not known her to be pregnant atleast immediately before and during those 10 months when we dated.
c.) Kissing on lips.

We broke-up later on. And due to my apprehensions I got tested at a government clinic for HIV at around 5 month mark which came out negative. This year because of the 6 month mark debate, I got tested for HIV again to be sure and the result came out to be negative again, along with a negative result for VDRL as well.

Now the deal is that I just can't get out of a mental loop of weird questions popping in my head.

1.) I got tested again this year (i.e., after 3 years) because I am here in India, Delhi, and I was not sure of the technology that is used for testing and the window period associated with it. Three years back when I tested negative in 2009, the operator at the government clinic told me that it was a maximum of 6 months and conducted a 30 minute test (which came out negative).

2.) My main confusion is,firstly, that though I have tested negative again this year (after 3 years - at a private clinic, and the doctor maintained the 6 month window in this case also), was it too long a period to have a proper test? How reliable are my test results? Am I ok to move on? Both my reports mentioned that my status was NON-REACTIVE and NEGATIVE. Is that good enough? Or are there other indicators in the report that need to be taken into account?

Secondly, I performed so many activities during my last encounter, which I have mentioned (three years back - I havent had any other encounter since), are two negative test results good enough to ensure that I am safe? I mean, does the fact that I performed a number of activites (like kissing near genitalia and kissing/licking nipples), is a single / or two negative test results good enough to cover all HIV transmission risks that might have been present?

I will be extremely extremely grateful for any response that could help ease my anxieties down.

Thanks a ton in advance.



  
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