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Hi, I'm extremely nervous. I went to have anal sex with a guy who I think has HIV. He didn't insert his penis but he did play around that area. Help??

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Test

Depending on when you had contact with the guy, it may be too soon to test.
You are at low risk. You could get a HIV nucleic acid test 6 months after exposure, if the result is negative then, you can rest easy.

In brief: Test

Depending on when you had contact with the guy, it may be too soon to test.
You are at low risk. You could get a HIV nucleic acid test 6 months after exposure, if the result is negative then, you can rest easy.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
I should have added that you should consult a doctor to see if you need to take post-exposure prophylaxis. Visit this site for information: https://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/prevention/reduce-your-risk/post-exposure-prophylaxis/
Dr. Mark Fisher
You may not need a lab test, but better health education and better judgment would seem to be two things you ARE in need of.
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