|Worried...Risk Of HBV/HIV co-infection..Help!
Sep 1, 2010
3 weeks ago i quite foolishly engaged in unclothed dry fondling followed by a 10 minute "hand-job" and "boob-job" using a condom (which may or may not have failed, i'm not sure) with a commercial sex worker. There was no oral/anal or vaginal penetration however there was a second or two of contact between her hand (possibly wet with her vaginal fluid) and my inflamed/irritated scrotal skin. Main symptoms i have had so far are loss of "fluid/mass" around most of my joints and feet. And intermittent lymph node & joint pain all over various nodes of my body especially the thymus area. lot of intermittent discomfort and irritation there. I cant jog anymore since possible exposure due to this thymic area "exhaustive pain/discomfort" which gets worse with exercise. I can only walk!
PLease let me know my risks for having contracted HBV/HIV co-infection. Do i need testing, if so then when, as i am at 3 weeks post exposure right now with no seroconversion illness thus far.
Since i am married, i am concerned about risks to my wife as we were trying to have a child, can we continue unprotected sex or abstain/practice safe sex till testing?
Many thanks, Robin, 27, from india.
Response from Dr. McGovern
Sounds like you are at extremely low risk....I would not recommend testing for this type of exposure.
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