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Sep 12, 2013

I recently had what I think was a low risk encounter. I had been seeing this guy for a while and we have been heavily making out and mutual masturbation. About two months ago we had a steamy night where he put his bare penis between my butt cheeks there was no penetration at all just frottage. We talked about getting tested he said he went and tested negative. I got myself tested 3 weeks after the exposure with oraquick and mine was negative as well. My question is this I've scanned the archives and majority of them say I didnt need to be tested for such an encounter but others say I do because of the possibility of pre-cum and anal/crack irritation. I know he said he was negative but I dont trust him because I wasnt there and then two weeks later I developed a cough/scratchy throat that is still present today. Should I be concerned? Is testing at 3 months needed for my case?

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Response from Dr. Wohl

Without a butt-cam it is really hard to know what is going on at any one moment when penises are rubbing near orifices. I think the risk here would be really low and I am not convinced that semen on the outside of the anus is much of an issue.

You are right to be cautious in trusting a verbal report of HIV testing results. Also, just because someone is negative does not mean that they will stay that way. So, unless you are in a monogamous relationship, a partner's negative HIV test is not reassuring for long.


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