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What's the risk?

Jun 5, 2006

Hi, Dr. Bob. Please, your opinion. A couple weeks ago I celebrated my birthday getting a little drunk and then gitting a bath house. Some guy (status unkown, obviously) started to rub his penis between my butt cheeks, which felt good, we were playing around, but then I felt some wetness and realized he had ejaculated in my crack, kinda at the entrance of my anus, all outside, he had not penetrated me at all. I wiped off the fluid with my hand almost immediately and then went to the restroom to clean properly.So there was this brief exposure on the outside of my anus. Was I at a risk for HIV? Should I get tested? Please, help me put my mind at ease, I have always practiced safe sex, and this has me worried sick because i cant forgive myself for that lapsus. Thanks a million, you are the best. Ray in Acapulco

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello Acapulco Ray,

Generally speaking, no penetration means no significant risk. Consequently, the only reason to test would be to calm your residual fears. I see no reason to be worried sick, OK?

Good luck.

Dr. Bob

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