I had protected sex (vaginal and oral) and genital hand genital with an escort in Thailand. Given the high HIV prevalence in the country, I am worried and want to know my risk?
I fingered her and then we had sex with a condom. But I withdrew before ejaculation and noticed that her vagina had scratched due to my fingering. However, I used the same finger (presumably with her vaginal fluid and some blood on it) and masturbated thereafter. Please advise on the risk exposure as a result.
As Dr. Handsfield has already told you, there is no risk of acquiring HIV from masturbation. This is true even if you scratched your partner's vagina with your finger as you masturbated her. Similarly, there is no risk of HIV from condom protected sex. there is nothing about the activities you describe that raises concerns about HIV and no reason to recommend testing. EWH
Thanks for the response. However, I read somewhere (half-baked knowledge is no good but nervous) that Thailand has HIV subtype E that apparently spreads more easily? Is there any such technicality that would cause this and affect my situation?
However, today (8 days since the incident) I got fever (99.6-100.5) - the most common symptom. Do you think there is a need to get tested? I have asked the escort agency in Thailand repeatedly and they assure me that the girl was clean.
The reason the fever makes me really anxious is that I read from Dr. HHH in one of the answers that the symptoms are acute in 10-20 days. My fever set on date (Day 8) seems extremely close. What do you think?
Your anxiety is getting the best of you. You have a coincidental fever- you may even develop other symptoms of the sort of flu-like illness which is common in travelers but it will not be early HIV. Try to relax. Testing is of no medical value. EWH
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