I am absolutely terrified I might have contracted HIV from an encounter a few months ago. I made out with this guy I've known for a while. I ended up giving him oral without a condom (he did not ejaculate). His penis was maybe an inch or two inside my vagina (without a condom) for thirty seconds before I told him to stop and that I didn't want to have sex. I gave him a hand job and he ejaculated on my stomach. I know this is graphic- believe me, I don't enjoy typing this. Anyway, I found out a few days ago that he is HIV positive. I'm petrified. I am a type 1 diabetic- an HIV diagnosis on top of that would just be horrible. I wanted to take a home HIV test but I'm a few days (maybe a week) shy of the 3-month mark. What are the chances I did actually contract HIV? Can I go ahead and take a home test or should I wait a few days? Any advice?
Okay, just as an update: I got too anxious and paranoid, so I went ahead and took the oraquick test. The results were negative. So after the initial feeling of relief, I realized I'm not necessarily out of the woods yet. When should I test again? In a week? At the 6-month mark?
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