Love From Australia
Feb 20, 2008
Hi Dr Bob,
Hi I live in Australia
I've decided to leave my money and shares and house in my will to both cancer and HIV research. I cannot understand why it is not the worlds priority to find a cure for both. It baffles me. Both my parents died of cancer so I was originally going to leave everything to cancer research. But after finding your site I changed my mind. I certainly hope there IS a cure before I die though. In the meantime I will get a donation to you. How do I do this from here?
My question is this:
I had a brief episode where my partner (unknown HIV status)put his penis unprotected in my vagina for a few seconds. No ejaculation. What is the risk there? He is adamant he doesnt have anything, as he used to BE a HIV counsellor and a nurse. But he might be blase.
I was worried about oral sex but after reading everything on here I am no longer worried.
About one week after the unprotected penis incident I developed a head cold and chest infection. he has it too. Ive had the head cold and chest infection now for about 3 weeks.
I wouldnt be as worried were it not for the head cold. Head cold and coughing up phlegm. IS this a symptom? We have been seeing each otherfor 4 months and used a condom every time apart from that one 4 second incident.
thankyou, please give me your opinion
Response from Dr. Frascino
The HIV-acquisition risk of four seconds of unprotected receptive penile-vaginal contact with a partner of unknown HIV serostatus would be incredibly low.
Your isolated head cold is not worrisome for HIV ARS (acute retroviral syndrome). A rapid HIV test at three months or longer would provide you with a definitive result and have you cackling WOO-HOO like a crazed kookaburra in heat.
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