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Risk of HIV infection due to rubbing of penis on vagina...
Oct 24, 2012

Sir, I am a 27 years old male from india... I had a encounter with a girl of unknown status at hotel. I used condom bt on maximum 2 ocassion i removed the condom and rubbed my penis on the Vagina (Not penetrated) and also only once i put my fingers into her vagina...we also had deep kiss many times. But we never had any sexual intercourse....after 2 days i had rash on my back and a white coating on my toungue.....which lasts for 1 week.....The rashes on my back is now ok bt again i started having blisters on my face....Am i infected with HIV????

Response from Dr. McGowan

No, this does not sound like HIV at all. The symptoms would not develop in just 2 days. The earliest would be about 2 weeks.

HIV would not be easily spread in the manner you describe (although deep kissing can be a source if there is gum disease or bleeding in the mouth from sores). Also, if there were any genital ulcers from herpes, chanroid, syphilis or other sexually transmitted infection, it could increase the risk of acquiring HIV.

Syphilis is an infection that can spread through intact skin (unlike HIV). and frottage (rubbing of the sexual organs together) can spread syphilis (but not HIV). Again, 2 days is too soon for symptoms from that exposure (but may be related to a prior exposure within the previous 60-90 days).

Try to practice safer sex with condoms all teh time. Have yourself screened for HIV and syphilis and other STDs and keep healthy.

Best, Joe



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