|Risk of HIV due to mutual masturbation between men?
Mar 4, 2012
Dear Doctor, I am from India. In mid December 2011 I was tested for HIV infection(Rapid 30 minute test 6 months after last possible exposure) and my status was negative. Then on 5th February 2012 I participated in a sexual activity with another male. There wasn't any deep gay sex. What we did was, the other guy held my erect penis in his hand and stroked my penis for 2 minutes. Then I ejaculated. I held his penis in my hand for 1 minute, but didn't stroke. He didn't ejaculate. Thats all what we did. There was no other sexual activity. I had one or two acne like pimples near my penis(I suffer from ACNE Vulgaris). I don't know if any of it broke. I also don't know his HIV status and weather he had any cuts in his hand. Do I need to worry? When should I get tested if needed; after 3 month interval or 6 months interval? Do the test(Rapid 30 minute test) give 100% accurate result after 3 months? Or is it the test after 6 months, which will give 100% accurate result? Do these above said activity can be considered as 100% safe sex practices? Thank You Doctor.
| Response from Ms. Southall
Hi, The risk of HIV transmission from what you have described is safe. For testing for HIV whether oral swab or blood are very accurate at 28 days, and conclusive at 90 days. I would say from what you have told me that you are HIV negative.
Continue to be safe and stay well, Shannon
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