Ive researched a lot information throughout the internet yet some are confusing and make belief to idk to their own experiences. anyways I got tested a week ago for std and just to make myself more clear to take an HIV test. Although HIV doesn't worry my anxieties What im worried is getting either HPV (cancerous one) or HSV vise versa This listed makes me stressed out weather I have it. Some online say that symptoms don't occur within months or years I am planning to take the test but I realize there may be a window period to find out if i do have it listed earlier. I am a gay male who has had 9 bad relationships, my previous partners we use condoms for higher risks situations. although all my sexual contact was mutual masturbation. what are the consequences of this.
Hi there and thank you for reaching out to the AIDS Vancouver Helpline.
My name is Colin and I will do my best to help you out today.
Here at the AIDS Vancouver Helpline, we are not medical professionals and our knowledge extends only as far as HIV/AIDS and related issues. As it seems you've already learned online, mutual masturbation, regardless of with how many partners would be considered a no risk activity as there is no direct exchange of bodily fluids to the bloodstream. That said, I cannot speak towards risks and fears related to HPV and HSV. Depending on age, sexual history, you may be a candidate for an HPV vaccine, but, as I have mentioned, I do not have appropriate training in anything other than HIV/AIDS and as such would recommend you pair with your primary care physician or a sexual health centre in your area to discuss risk factors and options for you. If you are in Canada or the United States, I would recommend checking out www.aso411.ca or https://gettested.cdc.gov/ respectively to find the best place for you to find either information or testing in your area.
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