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HIV Tongue in my ass

Jul 17, 2005

During an intimate massage a sex worker licked my anus for like 30 seconds, before I stopped her. I understand HIV is at low concentrations in saliva, but I couldn't check if her saliva was contaminated by blood or not. (She looked healthy, and had rinsed her mouth with water right before sticking her tongue in my ass). Should I be worried, and get tested in 3 or 6 months. Thanks

Response from Dr. Frascino


Well, yes, that does indeed sound like an "intimate massage."

Regarding risk, you could very well have had a "tongue in your ass," as that would be hard to miss; however, no matter how sensitive your butt receptors might be, you can not tell if you had an "HIV tongue" doing the massaging. If we do assume the tongue was attached to a "virally enhanced" sex worker, your risk would still be essentially nonexistent. There have been no recorded cases of getting HIV from rimming or getting rimmed. Whether you test or not is totally up to you. I'm just here to evaluate your degree of risk.

Dr. Bob

TWELVE negative ELISAs out to 24 weeks!
Please help this stupid man

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