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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.

Good luck.

Dr. Bob

Unprotected sex with other HIV poz guys
Condom slippage - very worried

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