Please Doctor assess my risk....
Jan 7, 2013
A few days ago i had sex with a girl, don't know her HIV status (assuming she is positive). In the beginning i fingered her and then stopped and started to put on the condom immediately after that. The problem is that i touched for a few seconds my penis head (meatus of urethra) with the same wet finger (bottom side of finger) that i had used to finger her. Is there any chance of infection this way?...or the vaginal fluids that remained on the penis head maybe were pushed inside my urethra during protected penetration???...Do i need testing specifically for this incident?
Response from Dr. Hightow-Weidman
Hello there No, I would not consider this a risk for HIV infection. Contrary to popular belief, HIV is a relatively hard virus to get. There needs to be a significant amount of HIV+ body fluid passing from one person's body directly/immediately into another person's body. This is why unprotected penetration is essential. It's only during this that significant amount of HIV+ body fluid will get pushed up inside your penis. Touching your penis with a small amount of vaginal fluids would not constitute such a risk. Take care, LHW
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