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Delaying HIV Testing. Please Dr. Lisa Answer me. I'm very worried
May 17, 2012

I had an oral sex about three weeks ago. He ejaculated in my mouth and I swallowed some of his semen. I want to get tested but my problem is I'm staying here in Saudi Arabia. They have law here discriminating homosexuals from doing sexual act with a man I'm afraid If I tested here they might report me to the authorities. I'm planning to get HIV testing on my vacation to the Philippines but that's gonna be on December or January of next year. Do you think it is fine to delay testing? Because if not maybe I have no choice but to really do testing. Please I hope you answer me.Thank you

Response from Dr. Hightow-Weidman

Hello there- I think for your safety I would certainly recommend waiting to test until you are in a safe spot. I actually doubt you are infected due to only engaging in oral sex (a relatively lower risk act). Take care,

LHW



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