The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Choosing Your MedsChoosing Your Meds
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

PNP & STD's & worried
May 29, 2012

Hello Doctor, So I'm trying to recover from partying with guys online and its been 2 weeks I've been clean. I caught gonorrhea in the mouth and anal. When it came to anal (I'm bottom) he used a condom although he tease me with his dick around my anus and just a tad bit went inside. I knew he had precum but Im I at any HIGH risk for hiv? I heard hiv is very fragile and will die in the air in milisecs but I just want to have some reassurance. Plus I caught an std. Please contact me asap. Im so worried

Response from Dr. McGowan

Although you may not be a HIGH risk, you are at risk for HIV. Yes, HIV can be spread by precum, so even if a small amount were "deposited" at your anus, later during insertion it could be pushed deeper. The risk is still there, although much less than if he ejaculated without a condom (about 1 in 70 risk Baggaley RF et al. Int J Epidemiol 2010).

It is best to be as safe as possible and get yourself tested for HIV. Be aware of the signs and symptoms of acute (new) HIV infection, which can include fever, rash, sores in the mouth, swollen glands. Discuss with your doctor about possibly using Pre-exposure prophylaxis, which may be available soon.

Best, Joe

burning in urethra tip.
my face and body started itching 2 day after sucking vagina

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint