Welcome to our Forum. I will try to help. The exposure that you describe was, as you already know from your research, low risk for acquisition of HIV. Your partner was not a high risk partner and you only had a single exposure. As for your symptoms, "dandruff" is sometimes caused by a common condition called seborrheic dermatitis which can be problematic for persons with advanced HIV. Even though seborrheic dermatitis/dandruff can be a problem for persons with HIV, the fact is that most people with dandruff/seborrheic dermatitis do not have HIV. thus your dandruff is not something to worry about.
If you have lingering fears about HIV, the only way to be sure that you o not have HIV is to be tested. There is no reason to fear testing. Testing does not give a person HIV but it does give them the power to know what is going on and whether or not they have the infection. Most tests are negative and if you were so unfortunate as to have HIV, the test would allow you to seek treatment sooner. There is no reason to delay or avoid HIV testing.
I hope my comments are helpful. EWH
thank you very much for prompt reply.
from a risk assessment point of view do you think testing is necessary?
the other doctor on here mainly recommends testing in a virtually zero risk situation for peace of mind not for medical reasons.
there is no medical reason for you to need further testing- I said that. some of our clients choose to test repeatedly for their peace of mind. In your case (like most) this is a waste of time, money and resources
thanks for second answer doctor.
to take my lingering fear of me i went after your first answer to make a test and it came back negative.
thanks again for this great website !
Glad to help. You are in the clear. Take care. EWH