|Help Dr. Bob! I don't know where to turn!
Jul 8, 2009
Hi Dr. Bob, I will make this fast as I know you are a very busy guy! I performed oral on another guy (I am a guy too) when I was drunk back in November. There was semen in my mouth but I spit it out the second I felt it. I have felt simply awful since then, this little mis-step has been on my mind everyday since then. I had tests done at 6, 10, weeks, 3 months afterward, and was still paranoid so I did a home-acess test 6 and a half months after the exposure. I still am terrified that I ruined my life and that I have HIV. Am I being a complete freak and blowing things out of proportion? Do I need to get over this and realize HIV is not my problem? I have this weird rash under my nose and what feel like acne on the back of my neck right at my hairline...am I being a worry wart? I really appreciate everything you do. I recently got into medical school and reading this forum and seeing how you help others has inspired me to continue on through school...please tell me that I can look forward to a long life free of HIV after this stupid exposure. Thanks Dr. Bob!
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Are you blowing things out of proportion? Yep!
Do you need to get over this and realize HIV is not your problem? Yep!
Are you being a worrywart? Yep!
Your repeatedly negative HIV tests out to 6.5 months after the blowjob are definitive and conclusive. You just can't get any more negative than that. Take a read through the archives. We have a whole chapter devoted to oral sex. You should find the information there enlightening and reassuring.
Be well. Stop worrying and start WOO-HOOing.
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