Welcome to the Forum. This was a low risk exposure based on several things. First it is unlikely that your partner had HIV. If he had managed not to get HIV until he was tested six months ago, it is unlikely (but not impossible) that he was infected I the past six months. Second, there is little risk to the exposures you describe. There is no risk for HIV acquisition from mutual masturbation, kicking a partner's rectum, or receipt of oral sex. There may be a small risk related to performance on an infected partner, perhaps in the range of 1 infection per 10,000 exposures. Thus on a 1-10 scale, I would this exposure as a 1 or less. Personally, I see no reason for testing related to this exposure.
Regarding your question about HIV in pre-ejaculate, studies do not differentiate between pre-ejaculate and ejaculate. In genital secretions however, the amount of virus present is typically about the same, or occasionally higher, than in blood.
I hope these comments are helpful. EWH
forgot to add. He is not circumcised, but I am. I also checked his penis and didn't notice any thing out of the ordinary.
Thanks for the reassurance. I've been trying to educate myself more on STDs in general. Something that I came across in my research is this thing 'ARS'. I understand that you said I don't need testing based on my account, but I had a generic question on something that I am experiencing.
I have jaw pain on the left of my mouth (sort of where the jaw hooks to the skull I guess), it hurts a little bit to open it all the way. Also, I am having some pain in the groin area (left side) where I would imagine the lympnodes to be. I haven't had any real high fevers, maybe mild ones here and there and I think that may be attributed to anxiety over this whole thing.
In your medical experience, have you seen any STDs (to include HIV) cause jaw pain at 2 weeks post exposure and same thing about the groin pain?
I won't ask anything else, I just had these follow up questions. Thanks.
No, STDs do not cause isoalted jaw pain. If there were swollen lymph nodes someone might note grain pain but usually other symptoms would accompany this. Recognizing abnormal lymph nodes can be challenging however.
This will end this thread. EWH