HIV is not transmitted by masturbation.
HIV is unable to reproduce outside its living host (unlike many bacteria or fungi, which may do so under suitable conditions), except under laboratory conditions; therefore, it does not spread or maintain infectiousness outside its host.
HIV is transmitted by;
Unprotected penetrative anal and/or vaginal sex
Sharing works with other IV drug abusers
Mother to child
Can't thank you enough for your quick response.
I understand, but if he had precum and wiped it on the tip of my penis, does that matter?
None of this explains the symptoms I'm currently having and I'm absolutely terrified! Can you make any sense of this with your experience?
It's not anything related to HIV, you've never had an exposure.
Still going crazy. Any thoughts on anxiety? Also, what test should I take if I needed one now, 6 weeks post encounter?
You don't need testing because you never had a risk. You need to address your anxiety, not HIV.
Can axiety cause all these symtoms?
Yes and if you are concerned about your symptoms see your doctor if they have nothing to do with HIV.
Just did a home test at the 6 week mark. Negative, but how accurate would this be and what is another test I can take? I still have swollen nodes, white tongue, feel like crap etc.
Thanks again, scared like hell!
You never had an exposure.
Then what could possibly explain these symptoms? Fever, malaise, sore throat, thrush, swollen nodes, eye problems. the list goes on.
Many other sites say it spreads orally. He may have licked to head of my penis, unfortunately I'm not positive, but I'm sure he tried anyway. Am I the one of 10,000 that got it this way? I've never felt this bad before and It has me beside myself right now, scared to death of passing it to my family.
What is a better test that's more difinitive at this point?
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Thanks Teak. I'm glad I finally made it to this point, meaning all here are absolutely convinced I never had an exposure and am not at risk.