|Worried, anxiety, guilt
Jan 25, 2013
Hi Dr. Wohl, I am a gay man and I have the biggest guilt when ever I have any intimate relations with a guy. I guess I haven't accepted my sexuality yet. This is why I am so worried about contacting HIV. I feel as though I will contract it because of my homosexuality. This guy that I met online put my penis in his more for a few seconds before I told him to stop and I took it out of his mouth. With this act I fear I contracted HIV. Did this act put me at risk? I have not been able to sleep or eat. I feel as though my groin lymph nodes are enlarged as well as my nodes on my neck. Maybe I'm just paranoid but I can't help it because I read mixed information online about oral sex and HIV transmission. I belive my life is doomed and possibly over. I don't know if I can live like this. This fear is consuming me and I don't know how much I can take. Please help me. Thank you.
| Response from Dr. Wohl
No risk with you putting your penis in his mouth. You can stop worrying.
Sounds like you have a lot to deal with and counseling could help with your strong feelings of guilt and shame.
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