Avatar universal

Driving myself crazy

I've always been a bit of a hypocondriac. I know thats probably not the first thing you like to hear, but for the last two weeks I have been driving myself mental with worry.

I got extremly drunk at an office christmas party two weeks ago and ended up back at a guys flat. He was inside me for about three thrusts without protection. He did not cum (sounds fun I know) and I don't THINK any precum would have been present but obviously I cannot be sure.

I know all the facts - I was tested for HIV when I was pregnant with my son and haven't had another partner since. I know that I have to wait three months to be tested and that the chances of this encounter actually transmitting HIV are extremly low. I'm almost 100% certain the guy in question is not HIV positive but I know he is quite promiscuous.

I just need some reassurance in the time between getting tested and now. I'm panicing so much, it's a bit ridiculous. Every day I am looking up HV on the internet, worrying about 'symptoms'. I woke up with a swollen gum this morning, just around one tooth. Just that small thing has prompted me to come on here and ask for help.

Thank you.

4 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
Avatar universal
3 months post exposure will give you a conclusive result.
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
At the sensitivity the tests are today, for a vast majority of individuals 6-8 week test will be a good indicator of your status
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
I'm sure I am not alone in wishing there was less of a wait.
Helpful - 0
186166 tn?1385259382
lol...you are right.  the first sentence in a post starting with "i am a bit of a hypochondriac" throws up red flags.

3 thrusts with no ejaculation is minimal...but you still need to test to know your status.  it is unlikely that this resulted in infection.

no reason to search for symptoms...it is a waste of time.  test at 3 months post exposure.

Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the HIV Prevention Community

Top HIV Answerers
366749 tn?1544695265
Karachi, Pakistan
370181 tn?1595629445
Arlington, WA
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Condoms are the most effective way to prevent HIV and STDs.
PrEP is used by people with high risk to prevent HIV infection.
Can I get HIV from surfaces, like toilet seats?
Can you get HIV from casual contact, like hugging?
Frequency of HIV testing depends on your risk.
Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) may help prevent HIV infection.