2nd time asking, and still nervous
Aug 24, 2007
Dear Dr. Bob,
This is the 2nd time I asked this question and I really really really would like some words of encouragement that I dont have HIV or other STDs.
A few days ago, I had protected sex with 2 girls (same time) that I didnt really know. I also had unprotected oral sex and unprotected mutual masturbation with them. They both told me that they were in long-term relationships (who knows) and one had a child. I even asked them about their STD status and they said they were negative (again, who knows). I am getting an STD test in a few days but I know I have to wait for 3 months to get an HIV test but I am losing my mind!! Is it possible to get a little reassurance if I get tested at 1 and 2 months? Ya know, to hold me over. Also, what are my chances that I contracted HIV from the encounter I described? I appreciate your help and I WILL DONATE whether or not you respond because this is a helpful site. Thanks in advance.
Response from Dr. Frascino
Protected sex is protected, whether it's with two girls, two boys or two questioning bi-curious transsexual Mormon Republicans, assuming the latex condoms were used properly and did not break. Mutual masturbation is not considered a significant risk for HIV. Oral sex carries only a very low risk for HIV transmission.
HIV-antibody tests taken at one or two months that are negative can be considered encouraging, but not definitive. That would require a three-month minimum.
Thanks for your donation to The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation. Your gift will help turn hopelessness into hope for folks in urgent need who are struggling with the challenges of HIV/AIDS. In return I'm sending you my best good-luck/good-health karma that your definitive three-month HIV test is negative.
Be well. Good luck.
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