Jul 25, 2008
recently i had unprotected anal sex with a random girl on a night out, of course now that i am sober i fear that i may have caught hiv, i went to a doctor, and he told me my risk was so minimal, he wouldnt lose any sleep over it saying that anal sex was more dangerous for her. is this advice i can rely on? furthermore, i failed to inform him that recently i had a foley catehter inserted maybe a few days before the sex, would this increase my risk? thanks
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Unprotected anal sex definitely places you at risk for STDs, including HIV. The actual risk may be less than some folks would anticipate, but it is a very real risk. Consequently, HIV testing is warranted at the three-month mark. It's fine that your doctor wouldn't lose any sleep over this, but then again, it wasn't his unprotected Mr. Happy that was doing the backdoor banging, like a screen door in a hurricane. A recent Foley catheter would only increase the risk if it had irritated the urethral mucous membrane.
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