Mar 18, 2005
Dear Dr. Bob,
I've posted this question a few times, and I know you're busy, so I'll post it again.
I had an encounter with an HIV+ man one week ago. He rimmed me and then we had protected anal sex (I was receptive), no ejaculation. I feel really dumb about it as I put myself at risk even knowing about it before hand. I definitely plan on getting tested in the next few months, but I would just like to know if you think the risk of this encounter was high? I am mainly concerned about saliva on the outside of the rectum entering when the penis was inserted. Thanks.
| Response from Dr. Frascino
There have been no recorded cases of getting HIV from rimming or being rimmed.
For vaginal or anal sex the HIV risk can be minimized if a latex condom is used properly and dose not fail. HIV cannot pass through intact latex. Having saliva on the outside of the rectum before the latex-sheathed condom was inserted would not be considered a risk for HIV transmission. Consequently your overall risk of HIV transmission is minimal at best.
I hope that helps.
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