Hi, i am a young gay man. I have had some situations recently with guys and want to see if I should get tested based on these experiences.
1) a few months ago I possibly received unprotected anal so I tested 80-82 days afterwards and it was HIV negative (the nurse said that was enough time)
2) I made out with a guy older than me and he touched my penis briefly and I touched his too. I am concerned that he might have had pre cum on is hands as he was producing quite a bit of it and it could have gotten on the tip of my penis and into my urethra?
I wasn't worried about it but I read a few questions on here and it made me worry..
3) As a general rule I do not have anal sex or perform oral sex. All I do is receive oral on occasion and partake in mutual masturbation and outercourse like my situation above. Based on the fact this is all I do, can I still get HIV sexually? Or is a penis going inside a body required?
Thank you in advance, I'm quite worried and I hope you can help make me feel a bit better.
Thank you for using the AIDS Vancouver Helpline as your source for HIV-related information.
International guidelines dictate that all tests are conclusive at 84 days or on the 12th week after exposure. 82 days is two days short of that so your test at 82 days should still be a reliable result. Also, receiving oral sex is classified as negligible risk. Therefore, you are not at risk of HIV transmission, and no further testing is required.
You are at no risk of HIV transmission because the virus cannot survive outside the human body for long once it is exposed to oxygen. In order to make transmission possible, the virus requires an air-free and direct access to your bloodstream (ex. through unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse, sharing needles, mother to child).
As mentioned above, mutual masturbation and outercourse poses no risk for HIV transmission. Receiving oral sex is considered negligible risk. This means that theoretically, there is a potential for HIV transmission because it involves the exchange of body fluids. However, there has never been a confirmed report of HIV being transmitted this way.
For more information on HIV transmission, here is the link for the HIV transmission equation, which lays out all the criteria needed in order for HIV acquisition: http://www.aidsvancouver.org/get-informed/faq/what-hiv-transmission-equation
Based on the information that you have provided, you are at no risk for HIV transmission. We do recommend that you do not get testing done and encourage you to move past the situation. However, we do recommend that if you are choosing to be sexually active, to use condoms and water based lubricants for all sexual encounters and receive regular testing for all sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.
I hope you found this answer to be helpful and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions or concerns.