Night sweats paranoia

Question

I had brief interlude with a masseuse in canada 2 years ago that included protected sexual intercourse, received protected oral and she massaged my prostate and up until now have had zero symptoms but recently i have had anxiety and stress and started getting minor night sweats not soaking ones. I am freaking out and stressed out which I fear is resulting in other symptoms such as loss of appetite. Am i overreacting?

Answer

Hi,

Are you overacting? Yep!

Your HIV-acquisition risk from your "massage plus benefits" two years ago is negligible assuming the latex condom was used properly and did not break. If you remain worried, get a single HIV-antibody test. The results will undoubtedly be negative. Testing may be the most effective and efficient way to put any residual worries permanently to rest.

Good luck. Be well.

Dr. Bob