Apr 1, 2010
I know you have told many people to check out the archives, and I have... I had a random sexual encounter with a man I didn't know (figured I'd try it with another guy once) I recieved both oral and anal rimming from this man... He said he was safe, but not sure with how crazy people are these days... I would say about 20 minutes after wards, I used some alcohol wipes to wipe off/scrub any areas he touched with his mouth, including pushing an alcohol wipe into my anus... I know sounds crazy, but was/am extremely paranoid... Within a day I had a sore spot on my anus... Is this a difinitive symptom of an STD or just agitation from the wipes? I have also read that there was one case where a man recieved HIV from receiving rimming from an HIV+ man with gum disease... With this new claim/info, should I be more worried? THANKS SO MUCH!
Response from Dr. Frascino
". . . With this new claim/info, should (you) be more worried?" No. Your HIV-acquisition risk remains extremely low. Your paranoia may stem from guilt (". . . figured I try it with another guy once").
Sticking alcohol wipes up your butt can be irritating. If you remain worried about HIV, get a single HIV-antibody test at the three-month mark. The result will undoubtedly be negative. But, if it helps you put your irrational fears permanently to rest, it may be worth the effort psychologically. I also suggest you get counseling (psychotherapy) to help you confront your "extremely paranoid" fears about HIV and also to explore sexual orientation issues.
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