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,
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- What Does The Beginning Of Genital Herpes Look Like?
- What Can Be Done To Rid The Pain Of Nerve Damage From Shingles?
- What Are Physical Symptoms Of Genital Herpes?
- What Antibiotics Can Be Used To Cure Bacterial Vaginosis?
- Transmission Of Shingles
- Transmission Of Herpes From Mouth To Vagina
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.