Very Concern Please Help
Jun 23, 2014
Hi, three weeks ago, I went to a strip club. I had a lap dance with a stripper and she rubbed her genital against my penis, also the tip of my penis. I am sure there was no penetration and did not feel any wetness from her virginal fluid. However, I am very worried that I might contract HIV from this act. Within one week I feel soreness of my muscle. After two weeks I have mild sore throat, which was not severe but I notice my throat is a bit irritating. After three week, I noticed a small sore in my mouth. I have no fever or rash. I went to do a p24 antigen/antibody test and RNA test 4 days after my possible exposure. The results were all negative. After 20 days, I did the p24 antigen/antibody test again, the results were still negative. I am very worried of contracting HIV. Am I in the risk of HIV?
Please help!! I am very worried.
Response from Ms. Southall
Hi You cannot get HIV through a massage or visiting a strip club. You also cannot get HIV from touching an inanimate object. Transmission of HIV from a contaminated surface would require massive exposure to blood or other infected liquid for a prolonged period of time. There is no way to acquire HIV from a lap dance. HIV can not be transmitted through clothing. See HIV101 [link] for more info on how HIV is and is not transmitted.
HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to child through breast feeding. This most commonly occurs through unprotected vaginal or anal sex and sharing of needles. Casual contact, sharing utensils, drinking after someone, etc are not way for HIV transmission to occur. If you go to this link HIV101 it will take you to our page that talks about the ways in which HIV is and is not transmitted.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
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